Join Date: Apr 2011
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Why does boxing confine itself to arenas even when it doesn't have to?
It seems like boxing promoters just prefer arenas even when they can potentially sell out stadiums. They were happy to put Chisora vs Haye in a stadium, yet the much bigger fight Froch vs Kessler 2 will be in the o2 arena. Hatton could have had a stadium comeback at the rate his tickets sold out even before announcing an opponent, yet again he chose an arena. Wlad and Vitali consistently sell out stadiums yet for some reason every now and again they go back to arenas. Katie Taylor has Ireland dangling on a string, yet even with talk of her being able to sell out Croke Park she instead chooses to fight in a number of 3000 capacity venues, all of which sold out almost instantly. Why the hell didn't she just pick a stadium venue? Why is Katie Taylor fighting in the same venues Willie Casey has been selling out?