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 Post subject: Heavyweight boxing is good again and no one cares
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:31 am 
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Saw recaps of Joshua-Klitschko, what a great fight.

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 Post subject: Re: Heavyweight boxing is good again and no one cares
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Deontay Wilder would have destroyed Mike Tyson in his prime......


He is the best heavyweight I've ever seen......


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 Post subject: Re: Heavyweight boxing is good again and no one cares
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:00 pm 
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superk wrote:
Deontay Wilder would have destroyed Mike Tyson in his prime......


He is the best heavyweight I've ever seen......


Never heard of him.

I honestly believe that one thing that killed boxing was going to pay per view and HBO. Once it got there, many people who didn't want to pay quit watching. And people who might have become interested, never did because the big fights where never on regular TV.


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 Post subject: Re: Heavyweight boxing is good again and no one cares
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:57 pm 
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UFC is doing just fine with PPV only big fights.

The problem with boxing is that the biggest & best don't face each other. The Mayweather & Pacquiao fight took place about 5 years too late because Floyd wouldn't agree to terms, and by the time the fight happened both fighters were way past their prime.

Take a look at middleweight right now: Gennady Golovkin had been ducked by pretty much every major fighter in his weight class. Cotto even dropped his belt to avoid him. How is that good for the sport?

And don't even get me started on how boring Andre Ward fights are.

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 Post subject: Re: Heavyweight boxing is good again and no one cares
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:17 am 
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Pabst wrote:
UFC is doing just fine with PPV only big fights.



Maybe it's just me then? I never cared enough about these sports to PAY to see them. Although if it was on my regular TV I would of watched. I remember sometimes in the '70s and '80s they'd put some big fights on TV, and I'd watch. I also remember going to a party to watch a pay per view Mike Tyson fight, some Irish guy, maybe his name was Jerry McNamara or something? Lasted like 10 seconds, and I was like wow, they paid like $60 for this?


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 Post subject: Re: Heavyweight boxing is good again and no one cares
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:20 am 
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Pabst wrote:
UFC is doing just fine with PPV only big fights.

The problem with boxing is that the biggest & best don't face each other. The Mayweather & Pacquiao fight took place about 5 years too late because Floyd wouldn't agree to terms, and by the time the fight happened both fighters were way past their prime.

Take a look at middleweight right now: Gennady Golovkin had been ducked by pretty much every major fighter in his weight class. Cotto even dropped his belt to avoid him. How is that good for the sport?

And don't even get me started on how boring Andre Ward fights are.


See I don't even know who these people are? I see random matches on TV, and don't really watch, but never heard of the names. Like I said, I was never interested in the fighting sports, well... except hockey :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Heavyweight boxing is good again and no one cares
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:11 am 
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Who cares about boxing or UFC?

I would watch if someone else bought the fights or they were on TV, but only big ones. If I want to watch a fight I'll go to a local bar.


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