Oscar’s Retirement Was LONG overdue.

So Oscar finally announced his retirement. He should have done that after the Hopkins loss as he was never a world class fighter since.

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Oscar was very good for boxing attracting many fans but he put on a charade as a fighter for many years just fighting mega events against hand picked fighters for millions.

Unlike his partners Hopkins and Mosley he wasn’t putting in the time and effort to be considered a world class fighter.

They continue to hone their craft while Oscar just liked the limelight alone. The proof is in their fights and big wins. Hopkins and Mosley have posted their biggest wins at the twilight’s of their careers while Oscar has continued to decline, hence the retirement.

The hardcore fans won’t miss Oscar. HBO and the casinos will. Oscar was nothing but a glamorous business attraction for the later part of his career instead of a awesome fighter turning back the challenges of the best.

Now he can safely continue his mega business transactions safely out of the ring. Let the real old school fighters like Hopkins, Mosley, and Marquez show him how it’s done and how dedication to BOXING as a whole rewards success late in their careers.

In the end, Oscar proved what good matchmaking and promotion can do for a career, while at the same time how lack of focus, dedication, and passion for the skill of the game can come back and bite you in the ass hard. This is where Oscar failed himself through out his career. This is why he got old quick and the well went dry while Hopkins’s, Mosley’s, and Marquez’s continue to run over with big wins.

Oscar did have a few big wins in his career but always seemed to choke in the big fights. To this day I say Whitaker, Quartey, and Sturm beat him. I think it showed what lack of a real fighter he was to not give them any rematches. It was off to the next big promotion with the focus on business and not the glory of winning decisively.

Oscar is a great promoter and he will make boxing better with Golden Boy Promotions. I wish him the best with that and I’m glad he finally gave up the act of posing as a fighter while wanting respect as one at the same time.

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