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View Full Version : Why didn't Eduardo Lausse ever receive a title shot?



Surf-Bat
02-13-2008, 06:10 PM
He seems to have deserved one. Was he avoided by the champs? Not connected in the right places(managers, etc)?

broncano
02-13-2008, 10:27 PM
All of the above.

Apparently after Lausse beat Tiger Jones a fight with Bobo Olson was agreed (with $75K going to Olson and $40k for Lausse) However, Olson's handlers wanted a percentage of every title defense Lausse would have in case he beat Olson. Lausse's managers refused and the fight never happened.

At least that's what they say in Argentina.

Surf-Bat
02-15-2008, 02:19 PM
All of the above.

Apparently after Lausse beat Tiger Jones a fight with Bobo Olson was agreed (with $75K going to Olson and $40k for Lausse) However, Olson's handlers wanted a percentage of every title defense Lausse would have in case he beat Olson. Lausse's managers refused and the fight never happened.

At least that's what they say in Argentina.

Thanks Broncano. That's fascinating stuff. Now I wonder if there's a way of verifying that.

Anybody out there know? Where is Martin Sosa Cameron when you need him?!