Originally Posted by bojangles1987
It doesn't have to be a united boycott. If there is enough demand for anything, and the fighters are willing, it will happen. All it will take is one fight between the two to make others happen, and a fight like Mares-Rigondeaux, which would not make much money to begin with, would be a good start.
Really, the attitude you have is the problem. "Oh well, fans will never make a difference, whatever." That's a horrible way to look at it. Fans always make a difference we are the only reason these people make money.
You have to understand that hardcore message board fans don't really make a difference in the scheme of things really. People like us represent such a minuscule portion of the boxing community that what we do really doesn't matter, we would have to get the casual fans on board to really make a difference because lets face it, we are hardcore boxing fans we watch any fight that is available because we just love boxing. Most of us don't even buy PPV's to begin with, let alone organizing a mass boycott of PPV and premium cable network cards.
Larry is just being realistic, it's a pipe dream to assume anything we think matters to any of the big business guys running the show. Our best bet is to wait until Arum dies and then hopefully the feud dies with him.