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Old 04-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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every summer, cricket gets huge coverage. every winter soccer, AFL and NRL get huge coverage. netball is available free to air...oh, yeah, and there is rugby.

rarely, if ever, does boxing get a mention in the sports news. even if SOMETHING worth reporting has happened, we get no coverage.

how does boxing get a profile again? how does it become relevant and newsworthy again?

the only time it gets a look in is mundine, SBW or bawwy hall being talked about; all ex footballers.

boxing doesnt rate on its own merit anymore. something has to change. you blokes are probably the wrong cunts to ask, but what changes to boxing can make it relevant again?
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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boxing cant have 'seasons' like other sports. but boxing could have 'clubs'. is it thai fighters that name themselves after their gyms?

now im thinking out loud here, but could boxing form clubs and have a compertition locally, and the best be considered national champs who then go on to fight for a world title....hopefully? would that get us more coverage? would that get more media interest?

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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Need more even match ups, more often.

Also if emphasis was placed on regions more, and the titles actually meant something, it would create greater interest. i.e state comps, where fighters fight to gain a ranking to get onto the "national" circuit. say 2-3 from each state. Then Asia/Australasia, Commonwealth etc. where you have to earn your way up.

It would mean every fight had more meaning, and therefore would be more interest.
Obviosly need more fighters for it to work tho. And the coporation of other countries/regions.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:39 PM   #4
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Need more even match ups, more often.

Also if emphasis was placed on regions more, and the titles actually meant something, it would create greater interest. i.e state comps, where fighters fight to gain a ranking to get onto the "national" circuit. say 2-3 from each state. Then Asia/Australasia, Commonwealth etc. where you have to earn your way up.

It would mean every fight had more meaning, and therefore would be more interest.
Obviosly need more fighters for it to work tho. And the coporation of other countries/regions.
yes i agree. the governing bodies need to set some form of structure for competition happen on state then to national level. when a fighter becomes a national champ heshould be recognised by the commonwealth boxing authority, and given his chance. i cant see why all this cant be arranged.

unlike abc titles, no one owns the national or state belts. we can get real champs if fighters are made to fight for these belts and a path to a legit world title can be established.


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Old 04-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
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Green needs to bring Hopkins to Australia. That will generate a few headlines, especially with the "If you beat a legend you become a legend!" scenario.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:16 AM   #6
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they have to look at what the UFC has done none of this shit where there is a million diffrent belts out there to win, thats why they all duck each other whats the piont of fighting someone who will probly beat you and loose your belt just to gain his. simple have a super 6 torniment for every wieght class only 1 belt at the end of it 1 champ then you will see the best fights and the interest will come back. never happen but thats why ufc is taking over,
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:19 AM   #7
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Green needs to bring Hopkins to Australia. That will generate a few headlines, especially with the "If you beat a legend you become a legend!" scenario.
Nice to see a Choc fan giving the Green fans shit bro
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:44 AM   #8
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they have to look at what the UFC has done none of this shit where there is a million diffrent belts out there to win, thats why they all duck each other whats the piont of fighting someone who will probly beat you and loose your belt just to gain his. simple have a super 6 torniment for every wieght class only 1 belt at the end of it 1 champ then you will see the best fights and the interest will come back. never happen but thats why ufc is taking over,
Yep. One sanctioning body is the only way to go.
You could fill the calander for 2 years with quality match ups of a super 6 in every class.

Then mandate that the title must be defended against the number 1 contender every 4 months, and you could have a genuine World title fight every week. On the undercards you can have binding elimination bouts, of which the winner is gauranteed a title shot.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:25 AM   #9
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boxing cant have 'seasons' like other sports. but boxing could have 'clubs'. is it thai fighters that name themselves after their gyms?

now im thinking out loud here, but could boxing form clubs and have a compertition locally, and the best be considered national champs who then go on to fight for a world title....hopefully? would that get us more coverage? would that get more media interest?

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I like your thinking Sally. I reckon creating a win/win situation with the contact football codes is the way to go. They have always had a close relationship. Everyone loves watching a biff on the footy field. Footy players like to try their hand at boxing. Successful boxers have close affiliations with NRL teams such as Geale with the tigers and Greeny with Para.

Cross promotion would work well between the two sports. Taking your club idea, boxing gyms could be affiliated with NRL clubs...or AFL or union. You could have single boxing matches in the stadium before a footy match. Open gates for those who've paid extra to watch the fight as well as the game. Charge season ticket holders a discounted rate. Nice pump up for a game!

Or have the fight back at the leagues club after the game. Panther fighter vs eels fighter or whatever. Single ticket for both.

Boxers could do some training with the footy players and vice versa for fitness like Green and Geale have done in the past.

Footy fans are a captive audience who already love the biff. They wouldnt need converting because the two sports don't compete. Win/Win

Plenty of details to work on but feck, what's being done right now by promoters isnt working! Time to try something new.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:30 AM   #10
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Green needs to bring Hopkins to Australia. That will generate a few headlines, especially with the "If you beat a legend you become a legend!" scenario.
Hopkins dont fight in europe bro Danny needs to get on a plane and go fight Hopkins in his own backyard. Perhaps he should contact Dunkin
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every summer, cricket gets huge coverage. every winter soccer, AFL and NRL get huge coverage. netball is available free to air...oh, yeah, and there is rugby.

rarely, if ever, does boxing get a mention in the sports news. even if SOMETHING worth reporting has happened, we get no coverage.

how does boxing get a profile again? how does it become relevant and newsworthy again?

the only time it gets a look in is mundine, SBW or bawwy hall being talked about; all ex footballers.

boxing doesnt rate on its own merit anymore. something has to change. you blokes are probably the wrong cunts to ask, but what changes to boxing can make it relevant again?
Probably never, while majority sports editors of major media have a negative attitude on combat sport.
e.g. In my days in Adelaide, Advertiser's sports editor, other than brief results, simply didn't want to know. At times he had no option but to allow an article 'cos it was accompanied with 1k ad

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Old 04-30-2012, 05:55 AM   #12
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I like your thinking Sally. I reckon creating a win/win situation with the contact football codes is the way to go. They have always had a close relationship. Everyone loves watching a biff on the footy field. Footy players like to try their hand at boxing. Successful boxers have close affiliations with NRL teams such as Geale with the tigers and Greeny with Para.

Cross promotion would work well between the two sports. Taking your club idea, boxing gyms could be affiliated with NRL clubs...or AFL or union. You could have single boxing matches in the stadium before a footy match. Open gates for those who've paid extra to watch the fight as well as the game. Charge season ticket holders a discounted rate. Nice pump up for a game!

Or have the fight back at the leagues club after the game. Panther fighter vs eels fighter or whatever. Single ticket for both.

Boxers could do some training with the footy players and vice versa for fitness like Green and Geale have done in the past.

Footy fans are a captive audience who already love the biff. They wouldnt need converting because the two sports don't compete. Win/Win

Plenty of details to work on but feck, what's being done right now by promoters isnt working! Time to try something new.
absolutely. plenty of talent at footy clubs. that really requires more thought. plenty of sponsorship there, training facillities etc. tony mundine played with souths before he boxed. there is merit in what you have said.

max has also said a few good ideas. local titles need to become relevant, and should provide a path to a world title through the commonwealth. its not like oz is the only country where boxing is dying. america aint what it used to be.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:00 AM   #13
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Give it 10 or 20 years and most of the old codgers who oppose combat sports will be dead. Judging by the growth of the UFC world wide, combat sports will be huge in the years to come
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:11 AM   #14
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they have to look at what the UFC has done none of this shit where there is a million diffrent belts out there to win, thats why they all duck each other whats the piont of fighting someone who will probly beat you and loose your belt just to gain his. simple have a super 6 torniment for every wieght class only 1 belt at the end of it 1 champ then you will see the best fights and the interest will come back. never happen but thats why ufc is taking over,
UFC is nothing in Australia, MMA is nothing out here as well, Boxing is around the world, NRL,AFL is just OZ, you see the best every week, boxing we have 2 to 3 top 10 fighters. that is never going to change, Stop talking shit about UFC, it is nothing just the USA, go to boxrec and look at how many network in USA are showing boxing. There always the best fighting the best, what about last weekend, the top 2 175 just we at it. Next week the top 154 fighter, cotto is fighting the top 147 fighter Mayweather, get off Dana White bullshit wagon.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:26 AM   #15
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Bring back the days when there was only State footy (pat on the bum & mouthful of water....providing it lands between big sticks), Cricket, Wrestling & national/international Boxing I say
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