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Originally Posted by JDezi4
Some fighters, e.g. Cris Arreola/Kimbo Slice, belong on some network like Fox. Fighters with high entertainment value, but low actual skill, ability, likelihood of defeating the top fighter in their division (odds that Arreola or Kimbo Slice ever even coming close to beating a Klitchko?), r still entertaining as hell would bring in casual fans.
Also, fights that actually do involve fighters with serious talent, e.g. Brandon Rios, Amir Khan, etc, whenever they r scheduled for a fight that no hardcore boxing fan really cares about, or against an opponent no one thinks has a chance should end up on network television. Khan vs Judah, for example, was a fight most boxing fans already knew the outcome of. That could have been on Fox or whatever. Khan is entertaining enough by himself. So is Rios. So is Gamboa, Salido, and Lopez, guys like that.
Since even these fighters' most highly touted fights aren't PPV worthy yet (at least in the US) their "crappy" fights don't belong on HBO or Showtime. It would be a great way to introduce casual fans to the top up and coming talents of the sport, and get the fighters that deserve more recognition their just do
And finally, no [potentially] BORING FIGHTS/FIGHTERS.... EVER!!!
Guys like Devon Alexander and Tim Bradley, and fights like Devon Alexander vs Tim Bradley, do not belong on network television EVER... Fighters like this r only to be appreciated/seen by hardcore fans that can respect the skill used, or more fairly criticize the lack there of. I know putting them on HBO and Showtime sounds more like glorifying them, but it should more properly be depicted as "hiding" them from casual fans...
Anyway, that's what I think should happen. Tell me what u think.
Gamboa and Lopez
Hopkins Dawson and Pascal Cloud
Gary Russell next few fights
And should it happen Tim Bradley v. Manny. IMO a perfect TV fight. An household name versus a virtual unknown.