Originally Posted by Unforgiven
I think so. There was a FBI investigation and sting operation that uncovered a few fixes and attempted fixes, including some stuff relating to Butterbean fights. Even a fighter who beat Esch claims he was bribed to lose, but refused.
Not that evidence is required. Let's not fool ourselves. Fixes are rife in boxing. Tomato cans are paid to lose. I've seen fighters flop at the mere suggestion of a punch, and guess what ? The tomato can doing the "dive" shows up a few months later fighting another "prospect".
What really blatant recent dives come to mind, say, in the past 10 years or so?