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What's Better For Boxing?
Fight The least Often For The Most Money or Most Often For Less Money?
Fight Most Often For Less Money [ 4 ] ** [36.36%]
Fight Less Often For More Money [ 6 ] ** [54.55%]
Not Sure [ 1 ] ** [9.09%]
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Jack 1000
post Dec 27 2012, 09:57 PM
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In boxing glamor days, it was common for fighters to fight so often you could set your alarm clock for when their next fight would take place. This helped build up a following of boxing for its fans and fighters, as well as commercial TV back than. Today, the big star fighters Mayweather, Pacquaio, the Klitschkos (ok, some may find them boring, but they are still huge in Germany,) you have today's champions fighting once a year, maybe twice, but usually, that's all

Floyd Mayweather raises an interesting statement, "If it makes dollars, it makes sense." However, boxers would be known better to general population people if they fought more often. I wonder how the star fighters would feel about that? Unfortunately, this may mean a pay-cut, but at least they are out there and they are fighting. Several of Marvin Hagler's title defenses were on HBO before the big fights went to closed circuit for him. Mike Tyson was a cable and commercial network staple before moving to HBO. Do you think fighters might be willing to fight more often even if it was for less money? Note however, that the superstars of boxing like Mayweather and Pacquiao, at least before he was shockingly KO'd by Marquez built up a strong fan base by fighting rather infrequently. This question may be a challenge to answer.

As a bonus, what up and coming boxer(s) if you can think of some would like to see fight say three to four times a year? We may not get the six Robinson-Lamotta wars, but we got close with four Pacquiao-Marquez fights. It's just too bad they were far apart, but still happened.

I would like to see in boxing, barring medical reasons why a fighter cannot fight, a boxer with a following should fight four times a year.

Jack
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mgrover
post Dec 29 2012, 07:51 PM
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a completely unrelated sport is soccer, here in the UK, there are matches the very least every weekend, and they fill stadiums and make a lot of money. This helps keeps teams relevant. I think if fighters were more exposed to the mainstream the better, in the UK a lot of far west fighters, like Garcia, Ortiz, Berto, Guerrero etc etc and people are like who the fuck are these.

Maybe its different in America, but the mainstream here hardly knows the American and Mexican fighters, and it seems if they do they know the bullshit facts of things, like you know, Ortiz was KOed by Mayweather even though we know theres an * to that. A lot of people hear about results but they don't know the truth about it here.
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