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Cshel86
post Aug 22 2011, 12:07 PM
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I don't know about the rest of the boxing fans out there, but waiting for two big names to save the sport, is killing it. Some fighters are depending on "The Big Fight" before they start to step on the gas. Whatever happened to "everybody fighting everybody"? I was proud to be a boxing fan in the era of De La Hoya, Trinidad, Vargas, Wright, Forrest, Mosley, Mayorga, Hopkins, Taylor, etc. They all fought each other and convincingly worked their way towards big fights, and gave fans something to talk about.

We now have a nearly failed 140 lb division that was very promising, a shakey Welterweight division (still a lot of money in it though) and inexperienced/relatively unknown fighters trying to cash out by begging for fights with the big name fighters. Again, when the two big names hang 'em up, where will the sport be? Will we be proud to watch fighters who stepped it up and earned the top spot, or will we be stuck with guys who got recognized by default?
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daprofessor
post Aug 26 2011, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Aug 25 2011, 10:57 PM) *
He hasn't won yet. Let's not start with the FMJ dance and count everybody that he hasn't bothered to fight a victory.


ward is going to school froch. anything can happen in a fight...but that is pretty much a done deal. froch brings nothing to the table that ward hasn't already shown he can deal with. the contract has been signed....they will fight.....ward will win.
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post Aug 26 2011, 08:00 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ Aug 26 2011, 02:33 PM) *
ward is going to school froch. anything can happen in a fight...but that is pretty much a done deal. froch brings nothing to the table that ward hasn't already shown he can deal with. the contract has been signed....they will fight.....ward will win.


i expect ward to win, but that damn froch has really raised his game the last few years... im with beardo... i cant just give it to ward just like that... even if he loses like we both think he will froch has got to be wards most stern challenge to date... no way ward walks away with an easy victory in this fight...
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post Aug 26 2011, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE (JLUVBABY @ Aug 26 2011, 09:00 PM) *
i expect ward to win, but that damn froch has really raised his game the last few years... im with beardo... i cant just give it to ward just like that... even if he loses like we both think he will froch has got to be wards most stern challenge to date... no way ward walks away with an easy victory in this fight...

Yeah Ward is supposed to win this fight, as they say, but I dont see it being a walk in the park for him either. If anybody, froch will be the one to test him.
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- cshel86   Where is Boxing Going?   Aug 22 2011, 12:07 PM
- - caneman   QUOTE (cshel86 @ Aug 22 2011, 12:07 PM) I...   Aug 22 2011, 12:13 PM
- - caneman   sorry DP   Aug 22 2011, 12:13 PM
- - Eighty88Eight   Boxing is going the way of the dodo, is where it...   Aug 22 2011, 12:16 PM
|- - jlupi   QUOTE (Eighty88Eight @ Aug 22 2011, 01:16...   Aug 24 2011, 02:46 PM
|- - Eighty88Eight   QUOTE (jlupi @ Aug 24 2011, 03:46 PM) esp...   Aug 24 2011, 03:05 PM
- - cshel86   Yeah these sanctioning bodies are doing what they ...   Aug 22 2011, 12:40 PM
- - PlayaPartner   It is mostly due to Promoters. If a promoter will...   Aug 22 2011, 01:17 PM
|- - cshel86   QUOTE (PlayaPartner @ Aug 22 2011, 02:17 ...   Aug 22 2011, 04:03 PM
- - gravytrain   whatever makes the most sense for promoters is whe...   Aug 22 2011, 01:39 PM
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|- - EAlbian   QUOTE (gravytrain @ Aug 22 2011, 06:56 PM...   Aug 22 2011, 06:08 PM
- - checkleft   It's all about what the promoters want, if you...   Aug 22 2011, 05:43 PM
- - Fitz   I agree with what's being said about Alvarez s...   Aug 22 2011, 06:06 PM
|- - EAlbian   QUOTE (Fitz @ Aug 22 2011, 07:06 PM) I ag...   Aug 22 2011, 06:09 PM
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|- - cshel86   QUOTE (Fitz @ Aug 22 2011, 07:06 PM) I ag...   Aug 22 2011, 07:58 PM
|- - The Ollie Reed Fan Club   QUOTE (cshel86 @ Aug 22 2011, 08:58 PM) Y...   Aug 22 2011, 08:22 PM
|- - gravytrain   QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Aug 22 2011,...   Aug 22 2011, 10:14 PM
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- - Mean Mister Mustard   Boxing is doing OK. People always worry about what...   Aug 22 2011, 06:31 PM
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- - and the NEW   I'm not sure where the lack of stars are, let...   Aug 23 2011, 09:47 PM
- - daprofessor   sad watching all the chicken littles and sheeple w...   Aug 24 2011, 02:15 PM
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|- - Eighty88Eight   QUOTE (jlupi @ Aug 24 2011, 05:15 PM) tim...   Aug 24 2011, 04:24 PM
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|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (EAlbian @ Aug 25 2011, 01:20 PM) Y...   Aug 25 2011, 06:52 PM
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- - gravytrain   HBO has wasted money on fights and fighters. Berto...   Aug 25 2011, 10:13 PM
|- - cshel86   QUOTE (gravytrain @ Aug 25 2011, 11:13 PM...   Aug 26 2011, 10:28 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (gravytrain @ Aug 25 2011, 11:13 PM...   Aug 26 2011, 02:37 PM
- - cshel86   I threatened to cancel my cable with my last provi...   Aug 26 2011, 09:43 AM
- - Eighty88Eight   it's sad how small boxing has become outside o...   Aug 26 2011, 09:53 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Eighty88Eight @ Aug 26 2011, 10:53...   Aug 26 2011, 02:43 PM
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|- - EAlbian   QUOTE (Eighty88Eight @ Aug 26 2011, 09:53...   Aug 26 2011, 04:29 PM
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