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Old 06-25-2009, 05:26 PM   #46
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I know what you mean. I wont tell anyone at the office that i box to stay in shape. I once shut up my university lecturer who was going off on one saying he played rugby as a young lad and it was a tough sport (which it is). When i told him i boxed he stopped boasting. The worst one is when you tell someone you box, and they think your some kind of homicidal thug.


where are you, boxing abolitionists paradise
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:34 PM   #47
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i've kept all of you waiting

boxings biggest problem is one that can't be fixed, there's no central authority/unity to promote the sport as one, stand up for it (like getting the bbc to "man up") or sell it as a package, you'll have guys who'll degrade the sport just to make an "enemy" look bad

and why can't it be fixed? simple, TOO MUCH DIRTY MONEY
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:19 AM   #48
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Too many shit fights/promotions
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:28 AM   #49
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There has been a few things tried to revamp boxing as a tv spectacle like "the contender" which the UFC has taken on to a new level with the ultimate fighter. Also the prizefighter series . Channel 5 did a boxing academy show a few years back.

Boxing has a hardcore following where most of the guys on here would watch any sort of boxing on tv regardless of names etc.
But when casual sport fans tune in to so called big fights they must wonder what all the fuss is about. Traditionally there should be no bigger fight than the heavyweight world championship title bout, but that has been a farce for years. We need more competitive fights on tv main events. Less titles available so a world champ is a world champ not one of 4 at a specific weight class.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:49 AM   #50
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where are you, boxing abolitionists paradise
Good guess. More like middle england.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:54 AM   #51
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Nail on head
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:13 PM   #52
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I know what you mean, I went to a lot of football in the 80s and football fans were the lowest of the low as far as the papers, the politicians, the police etc were concerned.
Sad that if only they got 2 know us
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:21 PM   #53
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Nonsense, these decision are made off the back of rating and ratings alone. Every ounce of budget gets plunged in obtain prem league matches, everything else is secondary. Boxing is a cult sport now and will continue to be, hence tv bosses wont shell out big bucks for it!
I hope you stay around to bow down to me JC when the time comes.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:31 PM   #54
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Sad that if only they got 2 know us
nah, at the time most of us used to take pride in revelling in the notoriety.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:35 PM   #55
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Too many shit fights/promotions
Harrison f*cked the BBC over & ****** shafts ITV talking Khan 2 Sky, just when they were thinking about joe public for a change, why should they bother when all they have 4 choice is a ****** or worse a Maloney Circus act consisting ov imported Russian doorman.

ITV started the rot by ditching World of Sport, every Sat at 2pm you'd get delayed highlights ov every top title fight stateside, even boxing hating bitches new who Hagler/Duran/Hearns/Gomez/Pintor/Curry/Mancini ect were
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nah, at the time most of us used to take pride in revelling in the notoriety.
Er, i was joking

Nothing wrong back then & believe me the German woman love us 4 it
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:40 PM   #57
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Yep, Saturday at 2pm om Wor;d of Sport was boxing from the USA. I remember Leonard-Hearns, Mancini-Bramble, Qwai-Spinks amongst others. Even after WOS went off the air ITV were will pretty good for fights from the states, they were very big on Camacho for a while.
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It aint rocket science folks, MMA to me is as close to Roman gladiator combat as you can get nowadays, & history teaches us that the more violent the combat, the more the masses like it.

The Romans back in the day had to keep taking the violence to new sickening levels just to keep the public interested, & MMA is the 21st century answer to boxing. Its more violent & more nasty, & just like the old days, the public love their violence as violent as possible.

Thats why boxing is falling behind, because its simply history repeating itself. Times change, but the violent nature within human beings stays the same.
MMA is more violent & thuggish than boxing, its a fight boxing cannot win, & the only thing that shocks me is that so called civilised society allows such a form of extreme violence in the form of MMA to exist.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:00 PM   #59
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Yep, Saturday at 2pm om Wor;d of Sport was boxing from the USA. I remember Leonard-Hearns, Mancini-Bramble, Qwai-Spinks amongst others. Even after WOS went off the air ITV were will pretty good for fights from the states, they were very big on Camacho for a while.
****-me, Mancini/Bramble, yeh that was a turn up that one, remember the "Mad Dog" Gene Hatcher & Jonny Bumphus fight was on the same bill, Bumphus was coasting it the Hatcher flattens him & it all kicked off with lou duva getting whacked about as well

Qwai-Spinks, jeezus, Qwai murdered him if i recall, the Camden Buzzsaw.

I've still got the original ITV Dickie davis tapes somewhere of those fights my mate gave me before he went too OZ 20+ years ago. As i said back then everyone new who had fought in the states as it was the 1st thing we all yapped about on a sat night in the boozer.

ITV even showed fights on a wed night 10.30 from the states Duran/Barclay 1989 was one & Hagler/Duran 1983 on the Monday at 11pm, it shows yer it can be done.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:15 PM   #60
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Qwai-Spinks was a complete beating, great fighter!!! If you can be arsed you should get those tapes digitised and bang them on You Tube!!

I remember the late night shows on ITV with Sot Chitalada (who'd flattened Charlie Magri) and the Galaxy bothers, great days!!
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