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Old 10-23-2011, 01:54 PM
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Default Every big fight this year has flopped.

Pac-mosley - mediocre
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Haye-klitschko - snoozefest
Hopkins-dawson -injury
Agbeko-mares - conspiracy
Martinez-barker -lackluster
And now donaire follows the trend.

Now even though its not necessarily the fault of the fighters that they were less than impressive its becoming a clear priority for boxing to change its guard soon. Because while all the focus is on what seems like the biggest fights on paper:

Brandon rios - dominant
Amir khan - seemingly the heir apparent as boxings posterchild
saul alvarez - breakout star
wolak vs rodriguez - foty
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:56 PM
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Wolak vs Rodriguez - fight of the year? IMO that fight had nothing on Murat vs Campillo!

Also Martinez vs Barker was a decent night of boxing IMO
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:57 PM
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:57 PM
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Froch-Johnson didn't disappoint, not me anyway. Don't know if you could call that a big fight.

Expect Pacquiao-Marquez and Ward-Froch to follow the trend. Khan-Peterson I'm expecting to be good though.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:58 PM
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This sport is becoming a joke with poor match making and diva stars.
That's not poor matchmaking. Many of those fights are fights we should want to see as fans. It's just unfortunate that they turned out the way they did.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:59 PM
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:00 PM
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Froch-Johnson didn't disappoint, not me anyway. Don't know if you could call that a big fight.

Expect Pacquiao-Marquez and Ward-Froch to follow the trend. Khan-Peterson I'm expecting to be good though.


Yh good call on the Johnson v Froch fight!
The McCloskey vs Prescott fight was decent as well apart from the judges scorecards.

We still have Margarito v Cotto, Burns v Katsidis & plenty more fights to go that should produce fireworks though
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:01 PM
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yes that was pretty bad as well.
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Donaire - Montiel flopped?
Ortiz - Berto flopped?
Rios - Antillo flopped?
Morales - Maidana flopped?

We've also had tons of upsets this year. Look at the positive for a change.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:10 PM
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Yh good call on the Johnson v Froch fight!
The McCloskey vs Prescott fight was decent as well apart from the judges scorecards.

We still have Margarito v Cotto, Burns v Katsidis & plenty more fights to go that should produce fireworks though
Yes the year isnt over yet...but my point is with the exception of the super 6 winner which should be in an excellent situation, how long can the promoters, networks, and the sport continue to pour resources on these supposed bankable stars who fail to impress and are progressively aging while all the younger upcoming dominant guys go largely unnoticed and undervalued.
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