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Goodbye, Adieu and Farewell Boxing

Posted by Mac D on June 10, 2012 at 5:25 AM


Not often does a sport knock itself out of the spotlight and for many off the face of the earth.


That is what happened last night when Timothy Bradley "beat" Manny Pacquaio. It was a split decision with two judges voting in favour of Bradley and a third scoring Pacquaio as the winner.


Pacquaio out punched Bradley 253-159 and power punches 190-108, yet still lost.


Bradley even said after "I've got to look at the tape" to see if he won. That says it all there. Bradley's manager was said to even have scored the rounds 8-4 in favour of Pacquaio.


So to the non-boxing fan and why this one fight alone was boxings suicide attempt on itself is because it now denies the most hyped fight, in some say decades.


Many have been calling for a Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather fight, one for the ages. Mayweather hasn't "lost" in his career while Pacquiao had not lost since 2005.


Mayweather has been known to duck fights and now with Pacquaio losing, it gives him the best excuse to not accept a fight.


Without this fight there is nothing to draw for boxing.


Mayweather will hand pick his opponenets and millions of dollars in winnings. While Pacquiao will have this dark cloud over his head for the rest of his life.


These two were what was keeping boxing alive and the potential of a super fight.


Now there will be no such thing.


Sure there are the Klitschko brothers which LSOK mentioned about a year ago but again they have no challengers.


There are no heavy weights which make people tune in or want to tune in on a consistent basis like in the days of Frazier, Ali and Forman to name a few.


With boxing giving way to the UFC and MMA in general, the sport just gave itself its own knockout blow. Which hasto have  Dana White and all other MMA people smiling as they did not have to be the ones who were held "responsible" for the end of boxing.


A black eye and black day for all invovled in the sport of boxing.


Categories: Boxing/MMA

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8 Comments

Reply the immortal scurds
8:32 AM on June 10, 2012 
consider: george foreman, joe frazier, ernie shavers, larry holmes, sonny liston, floyd patterson, jimmy young, gerry quarry, george chuvalo. mohammed ali.
that is quite a group. the great ali fought all of them. look at it now. sport is a waste of time once it becomes crooked. be careful NFL.
Reply Galfur
8:53 AM on June 10, 2012 
amen
Reply the immortal scurds
8:55 AM on June 10, 2012 
and Ali is top 5 greatest athletes of all time, any sport. I put him #1 in large part due to the magnitude of the competition he faced. Love his boldness, bravery, and bluster.
Reply Radatz
1:57 PM on June 10, 2012 
Horse racing anyone? The Triple Crown favorite gets stuck in traffic, has his training setup changed at Belmont, almost gets hit by a 'runaway' horse, has his nasal openers banned, has his trainer suspended and finally comes up lame on the eve of the race?

BTW Scurds, ironic that you would mention Ali. Both of his wins over Liston were and are widely considered to have been two of the most transparent fixes of all time.
Reply whucares
3:41 PM on June 10, 2012 
Radatz says...
Horse racing anyone? The Triple Crown favorite gets stuck in traffic, has his training setup changed at Belmont, almost gets hit by a 'runaway' horse, has his nasal openers banned, has his trainer suspended and finally comes up lame on the eve of the race?

BTW Scurds, ironic that you would mention Ali. Both of his wins over Liston were and are widely considered to have been two of the most transparent fixes of all time.

Does one think, just for a brief moment, that someone actually , in fact, cared about the health of the horse. And as far as the "fix" being in on the Ali/ Liston fights- widely considered fixes by whom?
Reply the immortal scurds
4:24 PM on June 10, 2012 
is that the "phantom punch" fight i've heard mentioned? I am no expert, and i mentioned all those names to highlight the amount of talent active in that era more than anything. boxing is famously crooked throughout history, no doubt, but this pakeeow debacle comes at the low point for the sport.
horse racing sinks to a whole new depth of sickness. I am sure they retired the horse rather than face the death threats incurred at the third leg of the triple crown. ever see how they get a tennessee walking horse to prance? it's a practice called "soreing". torture the horse's feet until it is in such pain it can't bear to touch the ground with them. think chains, and acid. sick stuff.
Reply the immortal scurds
8:26 PM on June 10, 2012 
some are saying it will have the opposite effect and make the rematch enormous. pakeeyow glorious comeback and all that . double dip ? deliberate. might work too. but inevitably the public will sour on it like they did with figure skating.
take the judges out of it by putting nintendo sensors in the gloves that measure force, frequency and accuracy.
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Reply Radatz
11:08 PM on June 10, 2012 
whucares says...
Does one think, just for a brief moment, that someone actually , in fact, cared about the health of the horse. And as far as the "fix" being in on the Ali/ Liston fights- widely considered fixes by whom?

Um, by everyone I've ever heard since the fights took place when I was a teenager. Here's the first google hit on 'sonny liston'. There are plenty more.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Liston