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Hi, Im a new memeber of this board.

I just heard that Pavlik is fighting tonight...one of the few remaining boxers I give a damn about...and I didn't even know it.

Also I will probably miss it due to the UFC tonight...this may be the first time I have choosen the UFC over boxing, and I don't even really know who the hell the fighters are tonight in the UFC...

and now Floyd retires...

has boxing EVER been this low???....I can't ever remember a time when boxing had less interest than it does right now...the sport may dig itself into such a deep hole that it will have a very hard time crawling out.

Where ever the next Mike Tyson is....he needs to hurry up and get in the ring for me to watch.

and another question....is this new low not only due to the lack of talent and mostly heavyweights but also the rising of the popularity of MMA???
 

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Opinions of boxings' demise have been greatly exagerated. Though the popularity has dwindled compared with how BIG it has been throughout history, it's a sport of ups and downs. The sports channels are currently neglecting boxing why I dont know. UFC puts great cards together when boxing starts doing this more often there is no other sport that can compare. It is at a possible low here, but it is at its peak around the world, Hatton is a British idol, Koki Kameda is a Japanese idol, Manny Pacquiao is the biggest star in the Philipines.

Hatton had 50,000 people attend his fight a couple weeks ago, De La Hoya 25,000 to see him fight in a mismatch in April. Pacquiao-Marquez in March, had a record 500,000 buys for any weightclass under 130 ever. Hopkins-Calzaghe was a bore of a fight and got 4+ rating on premium cable, thats the same as the final Stanley Cup game on regular cable. Ask yourself this, what other sport can get 2 million + homes and business to pay $60 for their biggest event? (let that one marinate) Dont believe the hype.
 

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i blame porn

So do I, but I am not sure for what?

I scored a Marquez Pacman fight for Marquez, but I was given an amazing blow job start to finnish by my girlie in the 6th round:laugh:

That is 3 mins, she beat me by TKO:laugh::laugh:

Sorry for the excess info Haha
 

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Hi, Im a new memeber of this board.

I just heard that Pavlik is fighting tonight...one of the few remaining boxers I give a damn about...and I didn't even know it.

Also I will probably miss it due to the UFC tonight...this may be the first time I have choosen the UFC over boxing, and I don't even really know who the hell the fighters are tonight in the UFC...

and now Floyd retires...

has boxing EVER been this low???....I can't ever remember a time when boxing had less interest than it does right now...the sport may dig itself into such a deep hole that it will have a very hard time crawling out.

Where ever the next Mike Tyson is....he needs to hurry up and get in the ring for me to watch.

and another question....is this new low not only due to the lack of talent and mostly heavyweights but also the rising of the popularity of MMA???
Where have you been dude? That's just hard to believe:rolleyes:
 

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Boxing is finally drawing some attention again, last year was a great one and this year has been very good too.. Boxing doesnt need big guys to make it work.. watch it and like it, just look at what happened last night, 2 first rounds KO in high profile matchups and 1 upset
 

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Boxing is alive and well. People have been ready to bury it for a long time, but just when you think it's breathed its last breath, it comes back strong as ever. Just because there aren't recognizable heavyweight champions doesn't mean there's nothing worth paying attention to. There are incredible fights to be made in the super flyweight, super bantamweight, and featherweight divisions. The lightweight division is tightly contested. Welterweight is pretty stocked. Super middleweight has got a lot going on. Cruiserweight is looking good. There are intriguing fights out there just about every two or three weeks. I'm loving it.
 

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want me to change it? hehe
did you watch the last nightfights? I enjoyed all the fights despite the fact I made the wrong pick 3/4 of them..
Dont change a bit of it Mega its a great sig
Boxing will never die. Doomsdayers have been prophesying the end for years. The casual boxing fan wants heavyweights, at the moment theyre scarce so they claim boxing is on its way out. WRONG!!!!
 

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2005 and 2006 were bad years for boxing. 2007 was great and 2008 has been excellent so far : Pacquiao/Marquez II, Vasquez/Marquez III and Margarito/Cotto in less than 2 months will be a great fight.
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After last night, I can honestly say that my hopes for boxing to get "big" again are comming true. Those fights were excellent and action packed with huge KO's. The casual fan is probrally already wondering about Juanma, Pavlik, and Williams' next fight. Good times are ahead I beleive. Cotto-Margarito will be a war to be proud of I bet.
 

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Yeah boxing is looking good. The problem is too many casual fans are only interested in the higher weight classes, the lower ones are packed with talent. Calderon, Solis, Donaire, Montiel, Mijares, Vazquez, Marquez... i could go on. We got some good young stars coming up too, just check the HBO triple header with Gamboa, Angulo & Kirkland. All looked damn good.
 

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what's wrong with the state of boxing! Could easily name fighters that could have competed in any era. the uprising of UFC has surprisingly managed to add unfair credibility to this 'decline' in boxing. It was nothing more than a short blip between 2005-6!!
 
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Boxing is alive and well. People have been ready to bury it for a long time, but just when you think it's breathed its last breath, it comes back strong as ever. Just because there aren't recognizable heavyweight champions doesn't mean there's nothing worth paying attention to. There are incredible fights to be made in the super flyweight, super bantamweight, and featherweight divisions. The lightweight division is tightly contested. Welterweight is pretty stocked. Super middleweight has got a lot going on. Cruiserweight is looking good. There are intriguing fights out there just about every two or three weeks. I'm loving it.
Well said. Haye moving up to HW might spark a bit of life into that division as well. I think boxing is pretty healthy at the minute.
 
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