QUOTE(alaganza @ Dec 30 2008, 09:31 AM) [snapback]418725[/snapback]
The older guys fo the sport have been on their last leg for a little while now. Lennox, Oscar, Shane, Roy, Bernard, Calzaghe....ect
These guys are either "done" or are about to be done with the sport. Who is the next face of the sport. I even feel that the Klits may not be around too much longer. My personal belief is that boxing only needs a face for the casual fans. But the fact of the matter is there are more of them than their are of us.
So is it Margarito, Williams, Cotto, Pacman, Berto. (Just throwing names out here)
Who carries the torch for the sport?
Intested in hearing any thoughts.
i think the cuban guy odliander solis MIGHT become the answer that the heavyweight division has been waiting for... i have really liked what i've seen from that guy ameture and pro though i havent heard much lately... i think he has a fight coming up early next month tho... but the old saying goes so goes the heavyweights so goes boxing.. as soon as their is a heavyweight champ that captivates the public boxing should start to gaining momentum again... and his stable mate gamboa seems to def. be the real deal... he should start making some waves as well... i am also very high on juan manuel lopez... i think all 5 names you mentioned will also brighten their stars even more than what they are now... and i also have to mention ricky hatton... his face is on the boxing poster right now as well... he has thousands of fans following him here to the states win or lose... i dont know why he has to travel here to fight.. it would seem like financial sence is to fight him on his home turf...