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Old 04-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #301 (permalink)
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is it true that pro boxing right now is on its last leg?
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:14 PM   #302 (permalink)
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is it true that pro boxing right now is on its last leg?
I would say MMA is more popular now and its not as big as it was back in the Tyson/Holyfield era which is where I began watching but there are some fights like Mayweather where the buzz and money is still there and Box Office
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Mayweeather fights are still breaking records, so it is still relevant
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #304 (permalink)
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Heavyweight boxing has taken such a hit it's not even funny. If you're a lighter weight fan you should still be somewhat pleased, but even that has changed a lot. Pro boxing needs heavyweights. Great ones, like the many we've seen over the prior decades.
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Heavyweight Boxing is dead lol ,only fight that would be even remotely appealing is Haye vs Vitali
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:54 AM   #306 (permalink)
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Which is why I say we need some good heavyweights to see boxing as a whole rise again, until then, boxing will stay on the downward spiral it's been since the days of good heavyweights. NEvereveragain asked. Assume he's been in the dark since the days of Tyson vs Lewis.
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The bigger issues with boxing are the lack of stars coming through and the current format isn't designed to create stars either. There's too many fucking titles, too many world titles, multiple titles across multiple divisions. They've lost their prestige. Even when people buy Mayweather fights, they couldn't care less about what titles are on the line, most of them probably wouldn't even know.

Unlike the UFC where there's clear set out divisions, clear champions in the divisions and clear top contenders - The title fights compel you to watch, there's no debate over who's the guy in the division.

The Heavyweight division has fallen victim to this more than any other. The fact that there's 3 titles actually allows the Klitchko's to hold a monopoly over the division, and kills any small chance there ever was of the two fighting. I mean why would they? They have all the titles shared amongst themselves, it's fucking ridiculous.

On top of this, you have the political bullshit, the corruption which still very much exists and the emergence of other combat sports as competitors, these are fuelling the decline of boxing. It will never be wiped out, but it will probably take the retirement of their big draws before anything's actually done about it. I'm hoping it will end in a breakaway company ala UFC, although anything like that is a long way away.
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I also think a major downfall, for American boxing at least, is the stupidity that has controlled the U.S. Olympic Amateur team [and just Olympic boxing in overall] for about two decades. The Olympics used to be a springboard... now it's just a straight up joke.
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Manny Pacquiao could face Juan Manuel Marquez in September

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Former seven-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao plans to fight again in September, but not in the United States because of tax reasons.

A spokesperson for the boxer said negotiations are ongoing for a rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked out Pacquiao in December.

Singapore, Macau and Dubai are possible venues for Pacquiao's next outing.

Pacquiao, 34, is running for re-election as a congressman in next month's Philippines mid-term elections.

"We will talk about the opponent and the place after the 13 May elections," said Rose Tamayo.

Last June, Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight crown to American Timothy Bradley on a controversial decision before being knocked out in spectacular fashion by Marquez.

The defeats prompted calls for him to retire, but Pacquiao has consistently signalled his intention to keep on fighting.

Marquez would be the obvious opponent for his September comeback, with Pacquiao leading their four-fight series 2-1, with one fight drawn.
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Fuck sake.

Is Vince booking this shit?
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