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AZWildCat
post Feb 7 2014, 11:23 PM
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With a city thats so rich in boxing history, why do they never get the chance to host big events? Everybody Always says NYC ,Vegas & Atlantic city why does no one fight here? If I was a champ I'd fell like a buster if I didn't defend my title in Philly at least once. That should be a real champions dream to win big in front of a large spirited illadelphia crowd. Maybe its just me.
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post Feb 7 2014, 11:38 PM
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philly boxing is in the shitter as far as promotional issues go. the local venues are literally being shut down. The blue horizon, one of the most famous boxing arenas in the world with decades of history, was just steamrolled for a parking garage. I mean antlantic city basically stole the show from philly in the 1980s ith the casinos money attracting more attention because they could lure away fighters ith bigger cash. the last time philly as a hotspot was when boxing relied on live gates to generate the revenue and that was back before tv became the platform for sports. id say the 70s was the last time philly had their shit together. Back with guys like mathew saad Mohammed and benny briscoe. that whole era. There is just no money to draw people into philly, and outbid from atlantic city, barclays center, and madison square garden. I dont thbink philly will ever be a capital for boxing ever again unless a Philly champion decides to have a fight here like danny or bhop. i would love to see an all philly card at the link in the summer from golden boy with gabby. danny. bhop and maybe some other guys like julian williams. i doubt it though.
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post Feb 8 2014, 11:28 AM
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QUOTE (klonopinz @ Feb 7 2014, 11:38 PM) *
philly boxing is in the shitter as far as promotional issues go. the local venues are literally being shut down. The blue horizon, one of the most famous boxing arenas in the world with decades of history, was just steamrolled for a parking garage. I mean antlantic city basically stole the show from philly in the 1980s ith the casinos money attracting more attention because they could lure away fighters ith bigger cash. the last time philly as a hotspot was when boxing relied on live gates to generate the revenue and that was back before tv became the platform for sports. id say the 70s was the last time philly had their shit together. Back with guys like mathew saad Mohammed and benny briscoe. that whole era. There is just no money to draw people into philly, and outbid from atlantic city, barclays center, and madison square garden. I dont thbink philly will ever be a capital for boxing ever again unless a Philly champion decides to have a fight here like danny or bhop. i would love to see an all philly card at the link in the summer from golden boy with gabby. danny. bhop and maybe some other guys like julian williams. i doubt it though.

great insight


i cant knock danny for fighting in PR right now, they not doing to hot on the island at the moment. but hes gotta be the one to bring it back. him and bhop should push for that and get rosado a winnable fight (Love rematch maybe)



but damn is the wells fargo center that bad?
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post Feb 8 2014, 11:41 AM
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QUOTE (AZWildCat @ Feb 7 2014, 11:23 PM) *
With a city thats so rich in boxing history, why do they never get the chance to host big events? Everybody Always says NYC ,Vegas & Atlantic city why does no one fight here? If I was a champ I'd fell like a buster if I didn't defend my title in Philly at least once. That should be a real champions dream to win big in front of a large spirited illadelphia crowd. Maybe its just me.


vegas and AC attract all the gamblers. NYC is just NYC...people are lookin for an excuse to go there anyways even without an event. not gonna pretend like i know anything about philly...i know boxing culture and history is there is rich. but from what i understand, the city itself hasn't been able to draw a lot of folks in from outside and generate some revenue. it seems like with the most successful venues, they schedule a fight or an event to increase attraction to an already popular area. with philly, it seems like a fight would be THE only attraction on a given night.
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post Feb 8 2014, 01:17 PM
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It seems like all the arenas where boxing is behing held these days are constantly being recycled over and over, that makes me think they have contracts with these netorks and promoters. HBO alays uses Madison gadren, showtime and barclays, alamodome, you kno mgm grand in vegas. its rare you get a show in some arena that isnt already a boxing mecca. This cold war shit is like monopoly. They only doing business with one arena, one network, one promoter, and in one country. there are small exceptions but not really.
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post Feb 9 2014, 02:58 AM
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Philly is like Chicago in too many ways. They have a loyal fan base. I've heard about the historical venues and boxing gyms being shut down but that really doesn't matter. Due to the fan base of sports and sports culture in Philly, they can put a fight card together there and make it pop. I've been in marketing for yrs and I always tell my team and my clients is that I'd there isn't a market for something you can create it.

We've seen GB turn San Antonio into a hot spot with the Alamodome. I feel like Philly and Chicago get shut out of a kit of major events for some bullshit reasons. Fighters don't travel anymore, Ali fought in Cleveland! Too many stay in their comfort zone and it's probably for financial reasons. Atlas and Tesitore love coming here for fights because we have a huge boxing fan base. And that's crazy because this is really a basketball town but boxing is right there with that sport

Philly can create a market for boxing, they just have to so it from the ground up, maybe try to get some cards where them bum ass 76ers play...them dudes ain't gon be shit for another century so might as well get something good in there. Places like Chicago and definitely Philly have provided a lot to boxing, I do think it's time boxing gave something back to them
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post Feb 9 2014, 05:43 PM
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QUOTE (mrchitown @ Feb 9 2014, 03:58 AM) *
Philly is like Chicago in too many ways. They have a loyal fan base. I've heard about the historical venues and boxing gyms being shut down but that really doesn't matter. Due to the fan base of sports and sports culture in Philly, they can put a fight card together there and make it pop. I've been in marketing for yrs and I always tell my team and my clients is that I'd there isn't a market for something you can create it.

We've seen GB turn San Antonio into a hot spot with the Alamodome. I feel like Philly and Chicago get shut out of a kit of major events for some bullshit reasons. Fighters don't travel anymore, Ali fought in Cleveland! Too many stay in their comfort zone and it's probably for financial reasons. Atlas and Tesitore love coming here for fights because we have a huge boxing fan base. And that's crazy because this is really a basketball town but boxing is right there with that sport

Philly can create a market for boxing, they just have to so it from the ground up, maybe try to get some cards where them bum ass 76ers play...them dudes ain't gon be shit for another century so might as well get something good in there. Places like Chicago and definitely Philly have provided a lot to boxing, I do think it's time boxing gave something back to them


Thank you
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post Feb 9 2014, 05:44 PM
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QUOTE (klonopinz @ Feb 8 2014, 02:17 PM) *
It seems like all the arenas where boxing is behing held these days are constantly being recycled over and over, that makes me think they have contracts with these netorks and promoters. HBO alays uses Madison gadren, showtime and barclays, alamodome, you kno mgm grand in vegas. its rare you get a show in some arena that isnt already a boxing mecca. This cold war shit is like monopoly. They only doing business with one arena, one network, one promoter, and in one country. there are small exceptions but not really.

The fans have got to call bullshit at some point
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