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Old 06-22-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Boxing isn't dead and isn't rubbish either.

I think that the level of boxing that we're getting nowadays is still quality.
Things could definitely be improved and better match ups could be made, but there's still a lot of compelling boxing going on that doesn't involve Mayweather or Pacquaio.

America has its stars and Britain has its stars too. American boxers will probably always have the international appeal because of the stage that they're on. I do think that several British boxers are nicely poised to make a proper name for themselves and are developing that international appeal.

Obviously they have to win and win against the respected names. Perfect example of what that does to a career is Carl Froch.

I agree completely with the points in the below article.

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Old 06-22-2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: Boxing isn't dead and isn't rubbish either.

That is a weird article.

Over half of it talks about what it won't be talking about. Then it talks about an non-British boxer (which they also acknowledge). Then they put Ricky Burns (two weight, undefeated at world level, champion) as part of the '3rd tier' of British boxing.

So according to fighthype:

Froch & Khan

Fury, Price, Haye, Chisora, Cleverly, Groves, Degale and Brook

Munroe, Quigg, Bellew, Afolabi and Burns.

That's rather simplistic.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: Boxing isn't dead and isn't rubbish either.

I don't see how they can have cleverly above burns but both of them are borderline b/c in terms of name value, perhaps that's how they are ranking them
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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Default Re: Boxing isn't dead and isn't rubbish either.

I don't think that anything's wrong with keeping things simple (being simplistic, not in a derogatory sense). Especially in the context of a one page article.

In terms of ranking the boxers, there are probably 1,000 ways to skin that cat. At, the least it's a fair starting point.
What I mean is that you could measure it based on who generates the most money, name recognition, who's fought the best opposition, who's won the most irrespective of the quality of opposition etc.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: Boxing isn't dead and isn't rubbish either.

Boxing certainly isn't dead.If you look back to the so called halcyon days of the 7o's there were,if i remember,less than 300 pros.Boxing ws shown on 2 channels,highlights on saturday lunch-times.If you saw Ali live it was via satellite link,5 for ali-frazier,holmes-rod bobick,duran-edwin viruet at the ABC brighton in the early hours.We've had the opportunity to see chavez,paez,media,tapia,trinidad,in the 90's alone.And thats just the hispanic fighters!Years ago we never really got to see the the **** fights,now we get to see the good and the bad.Be glad of the privilege!
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