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Has Boxing Progressed or Declined?
The Year 2003 vs 2013
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Gambit808
post Jan 30 2013, 07:54 PM
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When u compare the landscape of boxing, from this point in time of stars/potential stars, compared to 2003 roster from each division, would you say (talent-wise) boxing has progressed or declined?
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daprofessor
post Jan 31 2013, 03:16 PM
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i believe it has progressed on all levels. never really been a fan of the so called 'mega fights'...they never live up to the hype. great fights just happen. no need for ppv.

i can see the u.s. having a heavyweight champion in the next 2-3 yrs. then it's popularity is going to soar. there are a lot of developing heavyweights coming up through amateur boxing. it's only a matter of time.
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post Jan 31 2013, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 31 2013, 03:16 PM) *
i believe it has progressed on all levels. never really been a fan of the so called 'mega fights'...they never live up to the hype. great fights just happen. no need for ppv.

i can see the u.s. having a heavyweight champion in the next 2-3 yrs. then it's popularity is going to soar. there are a lot of developing heavyweights coming up through amateur boxing. it's only a matter of time.

I agree, my only question, when did ppv's start up for boxing?

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post Jan 31 2013, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Jan 31 2013, 04:57 PM) *
I agree, my only question, when did ppv's start up for boxing?


in the 80's. before that it was closed circuit television where u could watch fights on the big screen. i get why they do it....but they have forced ppv fighters on to the public and most of the guys on ppv aren't ppv worthy imo.
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post Jan 31 2013, 06:23 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 31 2013, 06:07 PM) *
in the 80's. before that it was closed circuit television where u could watch fights on the big screen. i get why they do it....but they have forced ppv fighters on to the public and most of the guys on ppv aren't ppv worthy imo.

Your right about that. The last straw for me (and I repeat) was definately the Dawson-Hopkins 1. Now it's either Stream, Sports Lounge, or a Fight Night parties with the folks.
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post Feb 1 2013, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Jan 31 2013, 06:23 PM) *
Your right about that. The last straw for me (and I repeat) was definately the Dawson-Hopkins 1. Now it's either Stream, Sports Lounge, or a Fight Night parties with the folks.


isn't that funny. the last ppv you ordered...and the last ppv i ordered have something in common. bernard hopkins. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) my last ppv was bhop/joppy. i swore them off after that. it's been fight parties ever since...and let me tell you, that has been difficult because i really enjoy watching boxing by myself.
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post Feb 1 2013, 06:26 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 1 2013, 02:43 PM) *
isn't that funny. the last ppv you ordered...and the last ppv i ordered have something in common. bernard hopkins. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) my last ppv was bhop/joppy. i swore them off after that. it's been fight parties ever since...and let me tell you, that has been difficult because i really enjoy watching boxing by myself.

lol same here. I was telling myself leading up to it, why should I trust a B Hop fight in the first place, when I should know by now that this man don't fight much for entertainment as much as he does to win the fight his own way. Him setting that record just got to my head and had me guilty of believing the hype.
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post Feb 1 2013, 07:45 PM
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QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Feb 1 2013, 06:26 PM) *
lol same here. I was telling myself leading up to it, why should I trust a B Hop fight in the first place, when I should know by now that this man don't fight much for entertainment as much as he does to win the fight his own way. Him setting that record just got to my head and had me guilty of believing the hype.


his first fight with robert allen turned me off to him. then his fights with echols and holmes only made me less of a fan. his win over trinidad won me over. then the joppy fight took me back to not liking him and it was a sea saw from there on out. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) sometimes he can be brilliant...most times he's just plain hard to watch. i will watch the next one though.
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