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Old 02-22-2013, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY View Post
This was COMMON back then for all the big fights (Leonard-Duran, Leonard-Hearns, Hagler-Hearns, Holmes-Cooney, etc)...local papers used to do it up like this...the N.Y. paper had stories EVERY FEW DAYS on the big fights...they treated them as big as they do Super Bowl's or Presidential elections...no more, though, even the biggest fights today are lucky to get a mention on page 2...(this is my local paper, The Hartford Courant, I have this issue along with the day after papers rom Ali-Berbick, Leonard-Hagler, Holmes-Cooney, etc)...

I haven't thought about that in a long time, John. You just had me dust-off the files in my memory banks. In my mind's eye I can see huge, full-page images of Ali, in the New York Daily News, versus a dozen different adversaries. I see Images of Duran-Leonard I & II. I see hazy images of several smaller contests.

The days where boxing regularly stoked the interest of the average sports fan, and attention from the man on the street, are long gone. It would be nice to get some of that back, but I'm not holding my breath. It's interesting to wonder, though, if there's some as yet unknown hero that will re-ignite public interest in the sport.
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