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Old 06-24-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default Whats wrong with boxing? PPV for Tua v Barrett is #1

Always liked David Tua and he provided some fun and vigour to the 1990's. But how can his fight with gatekeeper Monte Barrett be PPV, how is this justified.

I thought PPV was a symbol of signficance not mediocrity. Is this the only way to finance fights these days?

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Old 06-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #2
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Choc Mundine fights welterweights at middle on PPV regularly. People like him and Amir Khan are bad for boxing. Mundine is fighing the 5th best rated Argentinian welterweight this weekend on PPV.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:01 AM   #3
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mundine is worse than khan... khan is just getting milked, not his fault....

happened with ******, now its happening with goldenboy
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:03 AM   #4
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who else was going to buy that fight hbo.showtime,espn none of them would touch it with a barge pole
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:03 AM   #5
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there are low level PPVs all the time for like $20 or $30.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:04 AM   #6
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the way you have to see it is that its better to have access to these fights than not at all because they are not televised on regular cable
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:05 AM   #7
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Id rather watch this then UFC anyday !
agree though its an awful fight to put on ppv
& **** mundine , wasnt he gonna fight the aussie contender winner who had a record of like 7-3 or somthin ?
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:09 AM   #8
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I like both heavyweights, and yes, better this than unavailable.

Particularly when Tua is transplanted from his ticket-buying local audience.

But it just strikes me as tough on hardcore fans in the current climate.

If this fight was on terrestrial, as we call it in UK, free-to-air, it would likely get a healthy audience.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #9
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I like both heavyweights, and yes, better this than unavailable.

Particularly when Tua is transplanted from his ticket-buying local audience.

But it just strikes me as tough on hardcore fans in the current climate.

If this fight was on terrestrial, as we call it in UK, free-to-air, it would likely get a healthy audience.



True.

A nice friday fight night main event
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:18 AM   #10
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I suppose it says a lot, Tua would be a bigish draw in the UK.

I still expect Holyfield to fight here eventually, whether it be Haye or someone else when he's about 63!
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:21 AM   #11
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Or fighting tyson fury at age 55 and getting robbed !
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:34 AM   #12
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Always liked David Tua and he provided some fun and vigour to the 1990's. But how can his fight with gatekeeper Monte Barrett be PPV, how is this justified.

I thought PPV was a symbol of signficance not mediocrity. Is this the only way to finance fights these days?

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Old 06-24-2010, 11:46 AM   #13
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does it ever occur to you that tua is so embarased with his look and conditioning that he just dont want too many people see it

try to understand people with weight problems be more indulgent
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:14 PM   #14
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Were you under a rock when he was fighting low-level PPVs against MUCH lesser opponents than even the shot Monte Barrett in 2007, or did you only start following the sport effective as of your join date, in October of that year?

This is nothing new, nor is it worse than any of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. PPVs - not even the upcoming date with Duddy.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:16 PM   #15
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True.

A nice friday fight night main event
That is exactly what is should be.

Thank god there are other ways to watch these
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