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View Poll Results: If Floyd and Manny were Heavyweights instead
Boxing will be as big as it was in the Ali Era. PPV 3-4 million+ 7 63.64%
It will be the same. Weight class don't matter in today's era in terms of marketing 4 36.36%
They will actually have LESS appeal 0 0%
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Capaedia View Post
For most of boxing's heights in popularity, the heavyweights WERE the flagship division.

The most famous names, and most popular for their time are almost all heavyweights. John L Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali. Even Liston and Patterson

The two main exceptions are of course Sugar Ray Robinson and Leonard, they are anomalies however. Heavyweight has historically been the most popular division.

But even if Floyd and Manny were heavyweights, there wouldn't be a return to Ali's days. Boxing was entrenched in popular culture even before Ali. That is no longer true.
Thank you for your great reply. I got a question when you come back. Wasn't the Fab four bigger then any HW though? outside of the Ali era. Because I'm looking through old boxing news and magazines along with newspapers and it seem like the FAB FOUR got a lot more coverage then the likes of 90's Holyfield, Bowe Moorer etc. Is that because boxing was bigger in the 80's compare to the 90's? So obviously there's more coverage on boxing in the 80's.. or was the Fab Four really that appealing.
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If Floyd in particular were a heavyweight, with his persona, the heavyweight division would be huge. All the Klitschko fans that say they are the greatest heavyweights ever and stuff like that? Double them if Floyd was in their place. If it was Manny, things would be the same, though fights would be much more fun to watch.

If they were together in the division, they would have been forced to fight each other by now, and the heavyweight division would be fantastic.
Not to mention there will now be four big super stars instead of just 2. The Heavyweight division is realistically only 1-2 megastars away from being relevant in the US again. Sadly the likes of Mitchell and ****ing Taco Arreola is not it
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