The cold war between Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank has foiled opportunities for tremendous fights to be made forcing the companies to look within themselves to make the best fights possible which they have been able to do but to build up their younger fighters it may be more of a challenge.
With the recent announcement of Garry Russell Jr. being the mandatory challenger for Orlando “Siri” Salido the cold war may yet again step into the way.
Golden Boy has slowly brought up Russell and he has yet to face legitimate competition. If Salido is the first legitimate challenge Russell will face then he may be in for a long night. Reports say Russell has one punch knockout power but when you face lesser competition you can seem like the greatest fighter in the world.
Truth be told, Russell needs the promotional agencies to put their egos aside so that he can prove that he is a legitimate fighter but it will not be easy for him and chances are the promoters will not budge at all.