Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | Lounge  | The Wire |  Audio  | Arcade

Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Boxing Forums > Non Stop Boxing
Reply
Thread Navigation

#11
Old 05-17-2007, 03:20 PM
potatoes
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,895
Rep Power: 12 potatoes has a reputation beyond reputepotatoes has a reputation beyond reputepotatoes has a reputation beyond reputepotatoes has a reputation beyond reputepotatoes has a reputation beyond reputepotatoes has a reputation beyond reputepotatoes has a reputation beyond reputepotatoes has a reputation beyond reputepotatoes has a reputation beyond reputepotatoes has a reputation beyond reputepotatoes has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 30,068.93
Bank: 150,857.74
Total Points: 180,926.66
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by $iN View Post
Well, anyone can be a boxer. Not anyone can jump right into the NFL...

Doesn't matter. The talent is heading into other professional sports and boxing is getting the dreggs.
Reply With Quote
potatoes is offline
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
#12
Old 05-17-2007, 03:32 PM
TheEvilSaint
I Dub Thee UNFORGIVEN
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Michigan
Age: 26
Posts: 6,770
Rep Power: 27 TheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond reputeTheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond reputeTheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond reputeTheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond reputeTheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond reputeTheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond reputeTheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond reputeTheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond reputeTheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond reputeTheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond reputeTheEvilSaint has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 118,320.63
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 118,320.63
Default

yes, boxing needs to be saved. with all the bull**** going on in boxing right now, people dont want to watch it or be associated with it. with tyson gone, mayweather and de la hoya are on their way out, boxing doenst have any stars anymore. tyson was the last great thing that happend to boxing.

dont get me wrong, de la hoya's a huge thing for boxing, too. but oscar doesnt captivate fans. people dont stand in awe of oscar. they did and some still do of mike tyson.

with the million things wrong with boxing, one way to add some life to it: get a new star. some1 who can sell out crowds, captivate the audience, and make people know your name.

stars have the drawing power. if there are no stars to make noise, you're not gonna hear anything.
Reply With Quote
TheEvilSaint is offline
#13
Old 05-17-2007, 03:56 PM
Steelhammer86
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 2,209
Rep Power: 0 Steelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 64,635.42
Bank: 10,647.36
Total Points: 75,282.77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by potatoes View Post
Doesn't matter. The talent is heading into other professional sports and boxing is getting the dreggs.
No, there's more talented boxers than ever before worldwide, and there will be even more in a few years. In the Philippines, every boy wants to be like Pacquiao. It's the same in Uzbekistan because of Chagaev, in the Ukraine because of the Klitschko brothers, in Russia because of Maskaev and Povetkin, etc.

Only in boxing is someone able to make $20 million for less than one hour in the ring (PBF's last fight). The rewards in boxing are great for talented athletes.

Last edited by JD1986; 05-17-2007 at 03:59 PM.
Reply With Quote
Steelhammer86 is offline
#14
Old 05-17-2007, 04:46 PM
Kakutogi-Gumi
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,858
Rep Power: 15 Kakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 80,543.84
Bank: 12,475,764.91
Total Points: 12,556,308.75
Default

Nahhh. Boxing's not dead. It's just that a lot of ideas and concepts of the way fights are promoted and packaged is starting to become obsolete. To be honest, you guys got hit by globalization hard to a point where no one can promote them hard yet. You're still stuck with the idea that nationality matters. That's cool. Nothing wrong. But it's going to take a bit of time to promote somebody on skill alone. Sure, you know Pac is the real deal, but it's going to take a bit longer to show that fact to the casual.

If I could make one good suggestion, I'd say extend PPV to three hours, put on at least five-six good fights on the card and if you need to hype up the fights, do some specials on HBO/SHOWTIME and give out a free pre-show as a final selling point on PPV channels.

It'll be slow, but it's a start.
Reply With Quote
Kakutogi-Gumi is offline
#15
Old 05-17-2007, 04:53 PM
Jim_Davis
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London
Posts: 5,414
Rep Power: 0 Jim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 155,650.58
Bank: 50,227.44
Total Points: 205,878.02
Default

Boxing Needs

Reply With Quote
Jim_Davis is offline
#16
Old 05-17-2007, 04:55 PM
TyrantT316
FloydMayweatherRULES
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 3,381
Rep Power: 23 TyrantT316 has a reputation beyond reputeTyrantT316 has a reputation beyond reputeTyrantT316 has a reputation beyond reputeTyrantT316 has a reputation beyond reputeTyrantT316 has a reputation beyond reputeTyrantT316 has a reputation beyond reputeTyrantT316 has a reputation beyond reputeTyrantT316 has a reputation beyond reputeTyrantT316 has a reputation beyond reputeTyrantT316 has a reputation beyond reputeTyrantT316 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 325,391.09
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 325,391.09
Default

I agree with the TV circuit notion. For example, put "mandatory" title defenses on network TV. Big fights on Cable TV. Mega fights on PPV.

I also liked how they worked Floyd/Oscar. Build up on cable television (should also be on network TV) as well as a post fight show interviewing both fighters and recapping the fights.
Reply With Quote
TyrantT316 is offline
#17
Old 05-17-2007, 04:56 PM
Jim_Davis
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London
Posts: 5,414
Rep Power: 0 Jim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond reputeJim_Davis has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 155,650.58
Bank: 50,227.44
Total Points: 205,878.02
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TyrantT316 View Post
I agree
Thought you would
Reply With Quote
Jim_Davis is offline
#18
Old 05-17-2007, 05:01 PM
BoxingPromoter
Celtics Nation
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Boston
Age: 36
Posts: 12,515
Rep Power: 91 BoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond reputeBoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond reputeBoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond reputeBoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond reputeBoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond reputeBoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond reputeBoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond reputeBoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond reputeBoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond reputeBoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond reputeBoxingPromoter has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 6,909,297.81
Bank: 190,775.05
Total Points: 7,100,072.86
A gift for ya.. - !! AI-Holmes!! You're one of my heroes. I love you son. - mickeyb Thanks for the gift. Congrats on passing 7k posts - ??? A round on me - boxing2005 Vitali!!! - Mike Tyson77 
Have a drink on me my friend. - BatTheMan Thanks for getting me into Team Classic. - BattlingNelson Chris gets nothing from me. - BUFFOON 
AIDS/HIV - DARE - DUI Awareness - Epidermolysis Bullosa - Heart Disease - Lymphoma - MADD - Substance Abuse - ??? 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by $iN View Post
Yeah, boxing isn't as popular as it has been in the past but I don't really think it's on life support right now either. There are still a lot of great fights happening, a lot of great fighters, and people all over the world are watching boxing. You see arenas in Europe filled up and boxing's popularity is only behind soccer in Latin American countries. You have fighters like Manny Pacquiao and Koki Kameda who have captivated their respective countries.

The only thing wrong right now with boxing, at least in the US, is that it's not on free TV anymore. That would help bring in more fans. But the true fans have no problem paying a few bucks a month for HBO and/or Showtime and you can usually get a few people together to split a PPV.

When I look at boxing, I don't really see a sport that needs to be saved...

Wow Sin, what a great thread from someone who creates numerous retarded Floyd Mayweather threads!...Sin, maybe a got you mixed up with another poster here? Anyways, some good k's on the way when I get a chance..
Reply With Quote
BoxingPromoter is offline
#19
Old 05-17-2007, 05:09 PM
Kakutogi-Gumi
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,858
Rep Power: 15 Kakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond reputeKakutogi-Gumi has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 80,543.84
Bank: 12,475,764.91
Total Points: 12,556,308.75
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TyrantT316 View Post
I agree with the TV circuit notion. For example, put "mandatory" title defenses on network TV. Big fights on Cable TV. Mega fights on PPV.

I also liked how they worked Floyd/Oscar. Build up on cable television (should also be on network TV) as well as a post fight show interviewing both fighters and recapping the fights.
I think Title and Mega fights should be PPV only, but cable should be used to highlght hot up and comers making there way up. As a matter of fact, Cable is a great way to introduce people to Pac and other international boxers.
Reply With Quote
Kakutogi-Gumi is offline
#20
Old 05-17-2007, 05:27 PM
Steelhammer86
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 2,209
Rep Power: 0 Steelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond reputeSteelhammer86 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 64,635.42
Bank: 10,647.36
Total Points: 75,282.77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BostonGuy View Post
Wow Sin, what a great thread from someone who creates numerous retarded Floyd Mayweather threads!...Sin, maybe a got you mixed up with another poster here? Anyways, some good k's on the way when I get a chance..
Yeah, I could hardly believe it too - an intelligent thread from $iN!
Reply With Quote
Steelhammer86 is offline
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC All rights reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:16 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.