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Old 07-15-2007, 06:16 AM   #3
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Default Re: Is it time to pre-arrange Boxing?

Originally Posted by Decebal
I thought the problem was quite the opposite: that there were too many pre-arranged fights, dodged mandatories and too much of a building up of popular fighters against unequal competititon.
The problem is popular fighters built up on unequal opposition get found out at a level, maybe that needs to change.

Take Bruno/Whitherspoon in 86, there was (with hindsight) virtually no benefit to boxing and indeed Whitherspoon, in Tim winning that fight. Surely it would been the intrests of the vast majority to manipulate a Tyson/Bruno match in August 87, rather than Tyson/Tucker?
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