Originally Posted by Unforgiven
Mayweather isn't a star in the same sense as Tyson, Leonard, Hagler were either, not in the UK. He's probably less known than Holyfield.
The biggest fights attract non-boxing fans, non-sports fans. When a big fight happens EVERYONE is talking about it, or is next to someone who is talking about it.
I'm sure De La Hoya v Trinidad was big fight of the PPV era, in America.
But not so much in the UK.
If you wanna talk numbers, I'm almost certain Lewis v Holyfield 2 was a much bigger PPV fight in the UK.
I'd be surprised if Tyson v Francis wasn't a bigger PPV fight in this country.
I think DLH got the odd few inches in the sun from Colin Hart but thats about it.
Yeh Evander Holyfield would get people saying, i've heard that name! EAR-BITE! Beat Tyson did'nt he!