Over the past few years old fighters and fighters coming out of retirement still fighting hasn't always been good for the sport nor has it been all bad either. I've come up with a suggestion and I want to know what you guys think. You know how some street racers race for pink slips. I think over the hill, past their prime boxers that keep on fighting should be contracted as to if their performance is horrible and they lose badly they should be forced to retire. I mean in order to back that, there would have to be a whole slew of legal issues to be worked out and one being pention plans. But I look at fighter like BHop, Roy, Holyfield, Tarver, Mayorga, and a few others that just dont have it like they use to but still keep on trying to get fights. And most fights would not be very competitive at all but they mainly get it just because of their name and draw power. Dont get me wrong anything can happen, just look at Foreman but its rare it does happen.
For an example of what I mean by retirement fights is this, what if they put in the contract for Pavlick vs. Bernard that if he lost he would have to retire due to decrease in performance and his age, but if he won he could fight again. Like after a certain age, say 40 every fight would be contracted as a retirement fight. But like I said before it should be based on past performance and the level of decline in that fighter.
I just think it would prevent stuff like Holyfield(not bashing Holyfield, just using him as an example) trying to fight at 46 and not being very competitive unless its against a B level fighter. Cause I garuntee you Tarver will probably get another big fight against a young guy and I dont know too many people here want to see that especially after his last performance.