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Old 07-31-2007, 05:15 AM   #16
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Title fights need to be 15 rounds, it seperates the men from the boys.
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:17 AM   #17
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Title fights need to be 15 rounds, it seperates the men from the boys.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:16 PM   #18
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The fact is that boxing peaked on televison during the 15 round era, in large part precisely because of them.
I agree, I am just pointing out TV companies are now only intrested in 12 rounders because of the TV hour...
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:55 PM   #19
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I agree, I am just pointing out TV companies are now only intrested in 12 rounders because of the TV hour...

Although a boxing show is seldom on for an hour. ITV and Sky usually around the 2 hour mark every time out.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:20 PM   #20
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Although a boxing show is seldom on for an hour. ITV and Sky usually around the 2 hour mark every time out.
Yeah, ITV normally has a minimum double main event...

SKY is a bit different because it has the sports channels, but still people struggle to concentrate now, adding three extra rounds does not help that.

Do not get me wrong I would love to see 15 rounders back, but I doubt it will happen.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:28 PM   #21
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Yeah, ITV normally has a minimum double main event...

SKY is a bit different because it has the sports channels, but still people struggle to concentrate now, adding three extra rounds does not help that.

Do not get me wrong I would love to see 15 rounders back, but I doubt it will happen.
I second that.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:36 PM   #22
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Title fights need to be 15 rounds, it seperates the men from the boys.
No 45 round bouts seperates the men from the boys. 15 rounds is like playing a game of golf in comparison.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:20 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:02 PM   #24
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15 rounds seems the perfect distance.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #25
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The were a couple in the mid 90s....

They were kind of 'gimmick' matches

You also had the NABF experiment of an extra round to break a draw:

Ron Essett WS13 Sanderline Williams...
Didn't the USBA also had that type of gimmick? At least that what I've heard they had.
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Didn't the USBA also had that type of gimmick? At least that what I've heard they had.
Yes they too experimented with it in the late 80s.

And the answer to the question is I believe Flores WS15 Holland from June 1997.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:18 PM   #27
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It makes for better viewing, but I feel it's too much to ask of the fighters. These men put their health on the line, we shouldn't create conditions for them that hardly anyone concludes a career without life-altering brain-damage.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:39 PM   #28
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I wonder if it would slow down the pace of the fight? Guys may throw fewer punches per round if they know they need to go 15.
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