King holding up Ortiz-Stiverne

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  1. RawHawg

    RawHawg Black Belt

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    This sucks, I was really looking forward to this match-up with Ortiz finally stepping up in competition. Hope it still goes down.

    http://thaboxingvoice.com/king-holding-up-ortiz-stiverne/49356?var=no

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    Ortiz and former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne have agreed in principle to fight instead from the Madison Square Garden on October 17th.

    Ortiz is signed with Golden Boy Promotions, and Stiverne is signed with Don King. Ortiz has signed the contract to fight and for whatever reason, King appears to be intentionally holding up the fight.

    Stiverne
     
  2. ssx

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    That sucks... I really wanted to see this fight too.
     
  3. cottagecheesefan

    cottagecheesefan Gold Belt

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    I was about to post this. Don king and Bob arum, but especially king, need to move on, and leave boxing alone.

    Would have been a very entertaining bout
     
  4. RandomUser12

    RandomUser12 Purple Belt

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    Even ignoring the whole 'stealing from his fighters' thing, It's amazing anyone would sign with King nowadays. Guy is so far removed relevancy at this point.
     
  5. Rob-G

    Rob-G Green Belt

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    I hope they find Ortiz a decent opponent. No matter who it is, I'm confident Ortiz will win. He's so talented
     
  6. RawHawg

    RawHawg Black Belt

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    I wonder what King's motive would be to hold this up, seems like easy money for him so I don't really understand.
     

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