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Old 07-11-2011, 10:55 AM   #16
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Anything that involves less money being made is generally a non-starter.
True.

But in time they would become the money fights - i.e. the public has a renewed interest in boxing and wants to pay to see these top fights happen.

Another problem is PPV.

Will it be the death of boxing? Where do the new fans come from?
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:55 AM   #17
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Harsher mandatory defense regulations - making it so that every other world title defense must be a top 3 contender or whoever the best available contender at the weight is. This would stop The Valdemort Cash Cow Process of getting a fighter an alphabet title and having them fight outmatched fringe contenders instead of real opponents - ala Ricky Burns.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:56 AM   #18
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Hate it with a passion mate.

How come? I think its good to know where the guys stand myself.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:57 AM   #19
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Harsher mandatory defense regulations - making it so that every other world title defense must be a top 3 contender or whoever the best available contender at the weight is. This would stop The Valdemort Process of getting a fighter an alphabet title and having them fight outmatched fringe contenders instead of real opponents - ala Ricky Burns.
Ricky Burns only fight's quality, World class opponent's did you not know?...

Honestly... Ask Billy Graham
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Badger baiting on the undercard.
At one time or another I've actually considered both of these options
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:58 AM   #21
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Ricky Burns only fight's quality, World class opponent's did you not know?...

Honestly... Ask Billy Graham
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Quality, world class opposition.
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Billy will argue to the death anybody who step's in the ring is worth of a title shot... Just like Nicky Cook is LOL
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At one time or another I've actually considered both of these options
Imagine when Bruno fought Tyson, he's on the ropes getting pounded to ****, eyes rolling legs doing the chicken dance, and he tags in evander! Class
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:01 AM   #24
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Even OUR definition of "top fights" isn't always the top guys in a division fighting each other.

I know its going back a loooong way but off the top of my head, if Hagler-Hearns was going to generate more money than Hagler vs. any of the middleweight contenders then Hagler-Hearns was going to happen even though Hearns was totally unranked at 160.
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Even OUR definition of "top fights" isn't always the top guys in a division fighting each other.

I know its going back a loooong way but off the top of my head, if Hagler-Hearns was going to generate more money than Hagler vs. any of the middleweight contenders then Hagler-Hearns was going to happen even though Hearns was totally unranked at 160.
That's why I say every other fight, so the ideal process would be Voluntary (money maker), Mandatory (prove your worth), Voluntary, Mandatory, etc...
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How come? I think its good to know where the guys stand myself.
I posted this in the other "Improving" thread....

"I don't like open scoring at all. Judges can get swayed by getting booed or cheered each round, boxers can get demotivated if things arn't going their way, boxers who know they are in a lead can start running, clinching just muddle though the fight."

Its not the same as every 4 rounds but my reservations are the same.
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That's why I say every other fight, so the ideal process would be Voluntary (money maker), Mandatory (prove your worth), Voluntary, Mandatory, etc...
Yeah, 1 mando every 2 or 3 fights is realistic. I don't think any champion in history has ever fought number 1 contender, number 1 contender, number 1 contender.....
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I'm sure Billy didn't ask for Cook but he isn't going to come out and say its shite fight. Frankly..
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I'm sure Billy didn't ask for Cook but he isn't going to come out and say its shite fight. Frankly..
Great observation. Meanwhile, back on topic.....
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I posted this in the other "Improving" thread....

"Judges can get swayed by getting booed or cheered each round, boxers can get demotivated if things arn't going their way, boxers who know they are in a lead can start running, clinching just muddle though the fight."

Its not the same as every 4 rounds but my reservations are the same.
At the moment judges can be swayed as it is. Boxers can be demotivated because they think they're behind and also they can spoil a fight because they think they are winning.

I think it helps going down the championship rounds where fighters know what they have to do.
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