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Originally Posted by Naps
Mainstream, I don't know anyone among my casual fan mates who can name 5 top fighters.
The game is dead, only a handfull can draw attention to the sport now; Mayweather, Pac, the Klits, and Haye (Klits and Haye are a package deal, worthless without eachother).
Don't get me wrong, I know there is entertainment and talent in boxing, hell I even follow the career of Moisés Fuentes, but the promotion and exposure is now almost zero worldwide.
In boxing now, you're either a superstar, or a non entity, its a shame.
Until all boxing falls under one umbrella the same way the UFC controls mixed martial arts it has no chance.
There is no excuse for shit like "tune up fights", the whole idea of that is preposterous (use a dictionary for that one Yanks). How can anyone justify a "tune-up"? The best should fight the best everytime.
The way to save boxing is to have some cunt with a load of dough create an organisation, all fighters under contract, and you either fight the best, or fuck off.
In other words, to save the sport I love, copy the UFC business model, or die a slow lingering death.
I'm watching Ward vs Dawson tonight.....what are you doing????
Seems alive to me.