Originally Posted by dinovelvet
Most of you just posting what you've read on the internet.
Johnson vs. Jeffries etc was only seen by the people who were in attendance.
Not one person mentioned Hoya/Trinidad which was an enormous event in (not just boxing) sport that was watched by millions and millions across the globe. It was a record breaker.
Back then everybody watched Oscar, even non boxing fans.
Its without a doubt in the top 5 biggest fighs ever.
No, the USA and Latino markets (big markets, no doubt) got De La Hoya. But for example as I live here, the UK did not get the Oscar phenomenon. And that was not being because we were being 'little Britain's', as not a generation before Messrs Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran were borderline mainstream stars...