Originally Posted by Dynamito_2012
It's not right that Flintoff should be headlining for his first fight. Especially when there are a lot of up and coming fighters who have trained for years to be in a position like that. I think it's a disgrace and a mockery of boxing. I am sure many other boxers feel the same way about this joke.
I doubt any of the other fighters on the bill are on a 'guarantee'. So they will make a purse based on how many people pay to watch. Thus it is in their interests that Flintoff is headlining the bill, as he is the person who is going to sell the most tickets for the bill.
It is a 'circus' no doubt, but that is and probably always will be boxing! The ex-cricketer with a name, gets the biggest slice of cake, the rest fight over the crumbs, but them crumbs will help pay the bills...