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Old 01-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Is US the mecca of boxing?

It seems to me that fighters from all over the world has the desire to fight in the states. They could be champions in thier countries but untill they prove themselves in the States, they don't feel validated. That's the impression I get. Is it that, in the states, not only can they become champions but they can also become stars? Feedback.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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No, that's Europe.

Sold out arenas and stadiums for fights, fans who follow their fighters and turn up to watch them fight, Britain > US p4p in PPV sales. You name it, Europe has it.
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mass appeal u go to the states
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: Is US the mecca of boxing?

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No, that's Europe.

Sold out arenas and stadiums for fights, Britain > US p4p in PPV sales. You name it, Europe has it.
If that's what it were all about, Japan has both Europe and USA completely embarrassed
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:13 PM   #6
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Yup, its still the place to be.

Thats why pretty much the entire P4P top 20 is based there, outside of a couple od exceptions
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #7
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Then how come they all want to fight in USA ?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #8
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Boxers come to America to become stars. Not the other way around. Las Vages is still ground zero of boxing.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #9
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MSG is the Mecca of Boxing is the single most significant venue in terms of important fights historically

Yankee Stadium ranks up there too

Las Vegas has become the home of Boxing BUT NYC will always be the Mecca
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #10
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No Europe is.

You yanks automatically think, if your fighters are stars in your own country..? That means they are World Champions.

European fighters, have more competition on a larger scale before they even go to yank land.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:20 PM   #11
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Boxers come to America to become stars. Not the other way around. Las Vages is still ground zero of boxing.

ground zero of boxing???

Horrible choice of words
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Like Alexander and Bradley getting 5k for their fight.

America is ok if you're at the very very top of the sport.
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No Europe is.

You yanks automatically think, if your fighters are stars in your own country..? That means they are World Champions.

European fighters, have more competition on a larger scale before they even go to yank land.
Why do nearly all the best Europeans base themselves in the US at some point or another?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:23 PM   #15
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Why do nearly all the best Europeans base themselves in the US at some point or another?
Because yanks won't come to Europe to fight..? simple.

Have you got a passport..? No......so shut up.
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