MMA What ever happened to pro boxing?

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  1. jay59

    jay59 New Member

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    I used to be a fan of pro boxing until it became too corrupt (as in the last Holyfield/Lewis fight). What ever happened to it? Other than the latest super matches you never hear about it in any weight class. Its all MMA now which I enjoy so much more.
     
  2. Captain Amazing

    Captain Amazing OT Supporter

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    De La Hoya and Pacquiao is the only match I am looking forward to.
     
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    :bowdown::bowdown: goldenboy will win
     
  4. adrenalin112

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    i still watch:

    margarito
    cotto
    pavlik
    kessler
    calzaghe

    and ill be watching the oscar vs pac fight this weekend.
    boxing isnt great, but there are some very solid and entertaining fighters out there.
     
  5. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    It lacks a big name charismatic star. All the ones they have are getting old.


    And personally, I think boxing has way too many title granting bodys. IBO IBC, ect. Who fucking cares, make one for each weight class and be done with it. In this regards I think the UFC is good fir MMA. It keeps everything ficused and under one groups control.
     
  6. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    ^ I agree to an extent. At least in boxing champs from diff legs will/can fight one another.
     
  7. 2ofdem

    2ofdem OT Supporter

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    No decent HWs the HW Belt was the biggest drawcard in sport now I cant tell you who the champ is.
     
  8. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Yep, if the heavyweight division isn't firing, then they lose a big audience.

    I used to love watching Tua :(
     
  9. SaviouR

    SaviouR Dallas - Choke City :(

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    Gotta agree with the two above; all of these huge Russian/Eastern European heavyweights like the Klitschko brothers or Valuev aren't exciting to watch and boxing needs another great American champ like the decades before.

    That and DLH is close to retirement and acts like a bitch anyhow.
     
  10. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Nothing happened to it.

    Tons of people have been talking about the welterweight division and how good it is for the last 2 or 3 years.

    Most people think that because there isn't a huge name at Heavyweight that boxing no longer exists.
     
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    preach
     
  12. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    i wouldnt know what happened
    ive only ever just watched the "big fights" :o
     
  13. Sammo

    Sammo New Member

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    you're what happened to boxing :mamoru:
     
  14. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Sad but true. I think that's what essentially killed it. Fuck Don King he is the big reason boxing is over. They killed Martin Luther King, JFK, John Lennon and yet that mother fucker lived. That's exactly why I have no faith :rofl:.

    I think it was bound to happen anyway. It's a beautiful sport in it's own right, but it's only one aspect of fighting. MMA is the future and I guess it's finally switching over. I think the world is less violent these days. If you think back they used to fill a Colosseum to watch people murder each other. Public executions are brutal, but people used to treat it as entertainment back in the day. Bullfighting still exists and that's really violent shit, I seen one down in mexico. I'm a sick fuck, but I'd love to see a real gladiator fight.
     
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  15. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Two guys are about to split a 60 million dollar purse this weekend and the sport is dead.
     
  16. Captain Amazing

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    :werd: How much does a UFC champion make per fight?
     
  17. apman0000

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    agreed, a big portion of casual boxing fans focus on the HW's so with no dominant HW....

    if mike tyson found the fountain of youth and was 22 again fans would instantly re-appear for boxing events
     
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    there are more and more events coming out its getting better. DLH vs mayweather brought it back. There have been a few major events and more and more fights are getting pushed and are coming together more frequently.

    DLH vs Mayweather
    Mayweather vs Hatton
    Hattons come back fight
    Winky Wright vs Hopkins

    and this month we are getting a Hatton fight and a Pac Man fight. Im hoping pac man will win and coax mayweather out of retirement.
     
  19. The Ripper

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    I never liked hw boxing fights aside from old tyson fights. I hate lenox luis too. To be the best division to watch in boxing are the mid weights. Thats where all the good guys are like DLH, Hopkins, Jermaine Taylor, Ricky Hatton, Pac Man, etc thats the best weight class in boxing.
     
  20. SaviouR

    SaviouR Dallas - Choke City :(

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    My faith in boxing will be restored when Paul Williams reaches mainstream prominence.

    That or David Haye KTFOing the current HW champs.
     
  21. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Paul will never be a superstar. Welterweights don't want to fight him and there aren't any marque match ups for him at 154.

    He wanted to fight Pavlik, but he wanted too much money and Pavlik walks through him anyway.

    Haye could be just what the heavyweight division needs. The Klitschos seem pretty content on making him wait awhile before he gets a shot at either one of them though.
     
  22. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Maybe I should clarify this a bit.

    Boxing is not dead to the loyal fans or hardcore. There's still a shitload of money and interest in it.

    But the reality is, the multitude of casual fans will and have lost interest when there are a lack of superstars and marquee match-ups at heavy.

    You're not likely to hear average joes talking around the water cooler about the heavyweight division right now, like it seemed the world was when Lewis, Holyfield, Tua, Tyson were mixing it up.

    It's not going away anytime soon but it's not quite what it used to be.

    All the better for the ultimate combat sport :x:
     
  23. BrianFantana

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    haha MMA is certainly not taking over, look at how many PPV buys tomorrows fight is going to get then say that.
     
  24. BrianFantana

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    You obviously know quite a bit, considering all of those fighters are in different classes.
     
  25. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Yeah and Rome never fell and America isn't going through a crisis.
     

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