Originally posted by Oldschool9erfan:
Boxing has been dead for a long time now. Pac-man is the only one keeping it alive and now since Mayweather and him won't fight.......WHO FRIGGIN CARES ABOUT IT.
I was a huge boxing fan........Muhammad Ali, Foreman, Frazier, Norton
Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran
Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield
What is left? What was the last big boxing event that you were really excited about and fulfilled the expectations? It's been a VERY long time.
Bet you said the same thing after Ali/foreman/frazier retired. Oh wait, then came leonard/hagler/duran. then you said the same thing and oh wait, tyson/holyfield came. then you said the same thing and oh wait DLH/Hopkins/Roy Jones/Tito came. Then you said the same thing and oh wait Manny/Floyd came. Point is, someone always comes and becomes the next big thing.
boxing is dead but Floyd is making a guaranteed 32M for this fight and thats without the percentage of PPV buys. Repeat, 32 MILLION for 36 minutes. That's more than ANY OTHER athlete gets for the sport itself. So obviously, money (the currency not floyd) says that boxing is not dead.
oh also, the highest viewed PPV was DLH/Floyd which had more buys than any Tyson fight.