Originally Posted by rusty nails
boxing has lost its way. i grew up as a boxing FANATIC.. i was that obsessed i used to borrow boxing books from the library and cut all the pictures out and stick them on my wall.
but as i grew up i started to realise how much we are being ****ed over as fans.
too many belts, too many protected fighters, too many greedy promoters trying to squeeze every last dollar out of the sport, even boxing fans now dont talk about the quality of the fight as much as how much the fighters got paid. you might get 4 or 5 big fights a year if were lucky and 3 of those 5 will turn out to be boring fights. the rest of the time its just people trying to pad their record or make a "name" for themselves. the sport has gone to the dogs
the one good thing to come out of boxing lately though is the 24/7 type shows. i really wish they were around when i was growing up.
Excellent post, and that's coming from a fan of both sports.