Originally Posted by TBooze
Oh come on, Trinidad and De La Hoya was a big fight for the hardcore fan in the UK. The fights in the 80s involving Hagler, Tommy et al were big terrestrial shows. Hagler/Leonard was shown in prime time on a Tuesday evening, on ITV, to an audience that may of been near 10 Million. Trinidad/De La Hoya was shown on SKY to a Million tops (on the Saturday SKY Sports repeat...
I never disputed they were huge fights. That was a different generation. It has nothing to do with my argument. Hoya/Felix was one of the biggest fights of all time and the records books prove that as a fact. Saying only hardcore fans knew who Hoya was is 100% wrong and amazes me to hear that in the classic forum.