I've long had this fantasy of somehow coming into an unGodly amount of money. we're talking hundreds of billions of dollars. And then I set about to take over the sanctioning bodies. And in this scenario they wouldn't allow themselves to be taken over by one person (for whatever reason) so I enlisted four of my friends to go separately at various stages (over the course of several years) and each one would buy out the sanctioning body for a billion dollars each.
So after say...ten years, I would then take control of all four of the sanctioning bodies, and consolidate them all into one single sanctioning organization.
And therein lies where I'm stumped as to what would have to happen before boxing would be given some semblance of respectability again as it pertains to the rankings and sanctioning fights.
I'd obviously want to bring in the best boxing minds available. I'd bring in legendary promoters, journalists, fighters, managers, etc, however no one who has a stake in anyone fighting or managing or promoting will ever be part of the process of ranking or matching fighters (mandatories, etc).
I'd love to see this happen (if not in the complicated strategy of taking over all of them and then consolidating) thought.
Somehow have all of them bought out and just have one. One group that would have some respectability and not be beholden to anyone involved in the fight game.
Ideas anyone? Surely this is purely speculation and fantasy but still...I can dream.