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Old 07-19-2007, 02:01 AM   #1
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Default If you could trade the current 147 division...

For a dominant, lineal heavyweight champion, would you do so? Say if we had another Tyson-like era.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:12 AM   #2
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A dominant, lineal heavyweight champion, another Tyson-like era? Absolutely!!!
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:15 AM   #3
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**** no.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:36 AM   #4
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**** no.
i read the thread said these exact words....
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:50 AM   #5
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No, I never got what was so special about the heavyweight division. Americans are so obsessed about size...these guys were watchin boxing at my house saying that lightweights are boring and are like little kids...I told them they shouldnt say that to Pacquaio
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:55 AM   #6
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Nope, A great heavyweight will come along and titles will be unified eventually. It won't take too long, the heavyweight division has been down before but within 5-10 years I am sure it will be pretty good again.

Hell look at cruiser when Toney/Jirov left, it was down, now it is back up again with good, young talent. Every divison in boxing throughout history has had good times and bad times.

So would I trade a welterweight division stacked with potentally 5 HOF fighters (Mayweather, Cotto, Williams, Mosley, and DLH) with 1 HOF heavyweight, no way.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:43 AM   #7
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Default Re: If you could trade the current 147 division...

Hell no.....Greatest fighters to ever walk the earth were in the lower divisions (sans Ali). I like great fighters, regardless of weight. 147 may have 3-4 ATG in it right now....
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:26 AM   #8
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Hell No!
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:27 AM   #9
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I don't know too many people who know about MMA

And I've never seen MMA covered in the mainstream media

Not knocking it, I like to watch a bit, but not too many people are aware of it, certainly not close to numbers who follow boxing, which still gets decent mainstream media coverage when it comes to big fights

I have no doubt if tyson was in his prime right now and wiping out the division he would still be considered the baddest man on the planet, and no-one would be calling him to fight MMA to prove it
Are you in the US? Cuz outside of DLH-PBF, the mainstream media hasn't mentioned a boxing match in years in the states. UFC and Pride get as much coverage on ESPN as boxing now. That's just how it is.

And down here in Florida, a ton of people know all about MMA.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:48 AM   #10
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oh ok. i'm in australia and MMA gets NO coverage at all. I'm talking mainstream media tho, like newspapers, commercial radio stations and tv networks. it probably gets some coverage on pay tv as we can get some of the US sport channels
Unfortunately, boxing doesn't get covered by the mainstream sports media in the states. It's often not even an after thought. There was no mention of the fights on ESPN or Sportscenter that I saw, though I could have missed something.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:45 PM   #11
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no chance
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:51 PM   #12
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we already have a dominant HW champ and dont try to BS us saying hes not undisputed ! :P
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:35 PM   #13
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Uhhh no
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