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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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wolterb
post Dec 30 2012, 12:34 PM
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I'd like to see champions that fight at the drop of the hat and choose opponents based on merit - not "storyline", exposure or bottomline numbers. but i know where i live, don't think i don't know its a dream lol
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