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Last month boxing fans were given the news of ESPN cancelling their "Wednesday Night Fights" series, now Telefutura has canceled their "Solo Boxeo" series, which airs live on Friday nights. Due to the ailing economy and to cut down on the heavy costs involved with the show, the popular program that began in 2000 - will end in December.

Richard Schaefer, CEO for Golden Boy Promotions, told Dan Rafael called it a depressing situation. Golden Boy was one of the promotional companies to secure a lot of dates on the network.

"We are very disappointed. It was a long-running series and had a good following. It is unfortunate that due to this economic situation, fight fans are not going to be able to enjoy Solo Boxeo anymore. It's rather depressing," Schaefer said. Source: Telefutura Cancels Solo Boxeo, Another Big Blow - Boxing News
 

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This hurts boxing becuase it was on 54 out of the 56 weeks of the year, the only year round boxing show. One would think they would try cutting down on the number of shows before canceling the show completely. This coming after one of the best fights ever on the show.

I'm going to get my Teddy Atlas on and say "Maybe, just maybe, this will be a good thing". Maybe the lack of outlets forces the networks to put pressure on promoters to make the best possible matchups instead of wasting slots with mismatches and showcases.
 

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This sucks :( Another big blow for boxing. Maybe promoters should finally say enough with all the PPVs and start giving us the fights we want to see on free television. The reason Boxing was so popular in the 80s especially was because guys like Hagler, Hearns, Leonard, Duran (in the lower divisions) and of course Tyson in the Heavyweights (and many others.. but those are the main names for exciting fights)... they all fought eachother and never backed down. They had exciting toe to toe fights. We need less PPV and more regular TV coverage of top fights in order to increase the popularity of boxing again.
 
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