Originally Posted by salsanchezfan
As I recall, 15 rounders were mostly part of a larger "sports spectacular" show, like NBC's Sportsworld, or ABC's even better Wide World Of Sports. In that arrangement, a 15-rounders' potential to skew a time slot was minimized. They could work other stuff in around the fight as filler. Now, both shows are defunct.
I'm not sure if this is one of those chicken-and-egg situations, whether the boxing died because those shows went away or the other way around........
They definitely took boxing off network tv, that's for sure.