Originally Posted by The Kurgan
But here's the thing- the overseas method gets results with limited talent. There is no way a nation the size of the UK should have so many world class boxers; the reason why is because prospects like David Haye, Junior Witter and Alex Arthur weren't dumped the first time they lost.
How many fans in the US bought Mayweather-Baldomir?
I dont really understand the point of your first statement. If I understand you correctly your saying that fighting stiffs gets results as far as putting fans in seats, but to me boxing is more about being a credible champion than being a showcase. We call that wrestling here in the states.
As far as Baldomir, he beat Judah and then beat Gatti, and actually held the title when he fought Mayweather. Floyd was moving up to welterweight to fight for his title. Baldomir certainly earned his title and then gave Mayweather a shot at it, hardly comparable to a guy like Calzahge fighting a club fighter from middle america in Will Mcentire.