QUOTE (Warlord @ Nov 22 2011, 05:00 AM)
Don't worry about the lack of responses dude, it isn't because you suck or your topic sucks, it's just that right now most of the (cool) posters that used to frequent this site are MIA. Maybe some new ones will come along in the future, maybe not.
As for your question, none of these dudes are the next great heavyweight.
It's sad, really. boxing fans are desperate for good fights, and MMA has a ton of them going on right now. Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson was an absolute war, and one of the greatest fights in the history of combat sports. I got brain damage just watching it. But a ton of boxing fans refuse to even acknowledge MMA, and just walk around making butt-hurt, jealous girlfriend type comments on a sport they've never even looked at.
I love both sports and hope some of you guys will open your scope just a little bit, because while you're holding out for a great fighter somewhere, somehow, you could be getting your fix somewhere else. But whatever.
Thanks and yeah maybe using the word "great" in my topic was a bit misguided.
I'm glad that mma is doing well, I think that the pie is big enough for both sports, but I just don't appreciate mma the way that I appreciate boxing. That obviously doesn't mean that mma is in any way a lesser sport, it just doesn't appeal to my sensibilities.
As far as boxing, I'm not one of the boxing fans that feels that there aren't any good matches out there. I watch almost all of the weight classes and I've been very happy with 2011 and I'm definitely looking forward to what's left for the rest of the year. I'm probably looking forward to the Andre Ward / Carl Froch bout the most and we'll start off the year with the rematch of rematches, Berto vs. Ortiz with OSDT FTW!
Of course the Cotto/Margarito fight will be worth watching too. Saturday's card - Alvarez vs. Cintron is also going to be fun (well not for whoever gets his ass kicked...) and the very promising Adrian Broner and Gary Russell are on the undercard.