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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Boxing: One fight away from the mainstream or downstream?

Well there we have it. As expected Manny demolished a disinterested Shane Mosley, who appeared to be there to cash in a rater large cheque (5 Mil, pretty nice for a game of dodge fist).

Shane (nicked named Shame in some circles) was a complete disappointment and now our attention turns to the only fight left worth watching:


Pacquiao vs Mayweather, and for a minute it looked like it would happen. Pacman agreed to the drug testing stipulations set by Mayweather and a massive purse (something like $50mil!) but at the last moment Mayweather backed out.

My question is, is this the only fight left for boxing? Can it bring it back from the brink of obscurity? Or is the prolonged delay the final death bell for boxing. Currently, as combat sports fans, we are spoiled for choice and I for one rather be watching fantastic MMA fights than waiting for this fight.

What are your opinions?

32 comments:

pho said...

i hate people who sell themselves out for money, why did you even get into the sport???

ClassicPhil said...

MMA is surely more popular at the moment

Glovey said...

Awesome post man! keep up the good work!

Intraman said...

looking forward to that fight

Musclenerd said...

Boxing in Germany is so mainstream, i prefer MMA

R.C said...

I honestly don't know much about boxing the sport, but I managed to catch that pac v. mosley fight and it did kind of strike me as a bit off.

Oh well, I enjoyed reading this entry. Have a good one.

baka1236 said...

nice post man. keep it up

Alex said...

yep knew he was gonna win

LadyS said...

I actually enjoy boxing a lot more then I enjoy watching MMA. Very interesting post!

Richard said...

Street fighting MMA will never replace boxing.

MikeNeuman said...

Boxing is a "gentleman's" sport. And, yes, I would much rather watch MMA.

daniel said...

I like MMA more

CPH said...

I think everyone is into MMA these days. I love boxing, but not many people share that.

Blogging Skater said...

i love watching some boxing, mma is good too

BanterDaily said...

I love boxing

Tech Unlocked said...

Boxing is pretty awesome, but I haven't watched it in forever so I can't really answer your question.

rubberband said...

MMA is the way to go as there are so many unique fighting styles involved and different martial arts for every fighter. Plus watching it is way more exciting than following round after round after round of normal boxing. And I agree that boxing is rather a gentlemen's sport.

TheLanderson27 said...

boxing is done to be honest

Poszy said...

yea i agree with landerson27

Clutch Nuggets said...

I would much rather watch MMA.

BigSkull said...

Nice battle

Just Me said...

would rather watch MMA too. too many queens in boxing

baka1236 said...

was never a big boxing fan.

supertwiks said...

mixed martial arts got da knees and thats what i want to see

Algorithmic said...

I boxed for a couple of years, spared with the South Australian welterweight champion. Never saw the appeal of MMA though, but it definitely seems more popular these days.

Volpes said...

pac vs mosely fight was boring. I love pacquiao though

Thanos said...

I love these matches !

Mike said...

Muy Thai is where its at!

Graham said...

No boxing on the tv here in Spain. Used to enjoy watching it in the UK.

Dola said...

never underestimate the effectiveness of speed!

Francis Caron said...

Exept some boxing fights happening in Montreal, the only other boxing match I'd watch would be this one!

braumaman said...

I think for this fight to happen, Pacman needs to just call out Floyd for ducking him. Thus far, he really hasn't said much making me think that maybe Pacquiao is just as scared to fight Floyd.

Just make it happen guys.

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