Re: Tonight's Prizefighter from a Purist
It was the perfect night for them, I think. When Hearn was thinking of the concept, I'm sure these are the nights he had in mind, rather than the ugly, scrappy, spoiling nights because of guys like Junior Witter. If Prizefighter is going to be more endearing to all fans, I think they need to focus on young talent rather than bringing in the former champions, who very rarely deliver. I know this makes it harder to sell the shows but from an entertainment viewpoint, 6 guys who all have something to prove and are desperate for the cash, usually bring a better fight than guys who have been at the top and have lost the desire that goes with youth.
It was a very good night of boxing. Prizefighter can be hit and miss, but tonight was just sheer fun. Everyone came to fight, everyone tried hard, we saw plenty of action and the best man won in the end. I'm sure casual fans loved it even more than us 'purists' did.