Originally Posted by pipe wrenched
I need help here. I admit that although for the last several years I have become as strong a boxing fan as I can that compared to alot of guys on ESB i'm rather green. How in the hell is it that Ricky can make an offer of 10 mil to Floyd to come to UK, but the Calz/Kessler fight is in serious jeopardy because HBO isn't willing to give 5 mil for the fight. PBF's purse alone here is more / equal to the amount Calz/Kess combined. How can this be?
The US is the only market where serious money can be made in boxing. Hatton VS PBF means something to American fans, casual or dedicated; Kessler VS Calzaghe only draws the dedicated American fans.