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Old 06-23-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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Is it just me, or would (the casual american boxing fan) still be interested enough in Holyfield vs. Tyson III to out-gross any other currently (remotely) plausible HW PPV matchup?

Could any HW match-up of today's champs & contenders even come close?

This though occured to me while watching some old, classic Ali fights.

By the way, before anyone makes a rude comment, I am in no way advocating this match, merely suggesting that the casual american boxing fan would probably find it interesting enough to buy.

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Old 06-23-2007, 08:49 PM   #2
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Is it just me, or would (the casual american boxing fan) still be interested enough in Holyfield vs. Tyson III to out-gross any other currently (remotely) plausible HW PPV matchup?

Could any HW match-up of today's champs & contenders even come close?

This though occured to me while watching some old, classic Ali fights.

By the way, before anyone makes a rude comment, I am in no way advocating this match, merely suggesting that the casual american boxing fan would probably find it interesting enough to buy.

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Old 06-23-2007, 08:49 PM   #3
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i know it wont happen but

Vitali VS Wladomir would be huge
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: The biggest (remotely) plausible HW PPV?

Klitschko vs. Lewis 2
Klitschko vs. Klitschko
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:53 PM   #5
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Default Re: The biggest (remotely) plausible HW PPV?

Wlad vs. Vitali?



That's actually an interesting PPV possibility, and probably the top grossing one possible with today's heavyweights.

Too bad that Wlad vs. Vitali is less plausible than Tyson vs. Holy III.

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Old 06-23-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
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Default Re: The biggest (remotely) plausible HW PPV?

Klitschko vs Klitschko would be big.

Lewis coming back vs Vitali would be big.

..sadly.. Tyson vs Holyfield III would draw PPV numbers as well.

Otherwise.. not a damn thing deserves PPV or would draw any kind of numbers.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:57 PM   #7
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Default Re: The biggest (remotely) plausible HW PPV?

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Is it just me, or would (the casual american boxing fan) still be interested enough in Holyfield vs. Tyson III to out-gross any other currently (remotely) plausible HW PPV matchup?

Could any HW match-up of today's champs & contenders even come close?

This though occured to me while watching some old, classic Ali fights.

By the way, before anyone makes a rude comment, I am in no way advocating this match, merely suggesting that the casual american boxing fan would probably find it interesting enough to buy.

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I think that you are absolutely right. Because the mainstream sports media in the US does not effectively cover the sport, and when it does so it focusses on American fighters and controversies ie arrests, drugs.

It is sad because this is not a weak time for the heavyweight division despite what some people keep saying. And several great heavyweight match ups could be made that are far more intriguing than watching over-the-hill fighters like Tyson and Holyfield beat on each other.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:59 PM   #8
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Klitschko Vs. Klitschko will never happen, as of right now the only HW PPV possibility would be Wlad/ Peter II.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:07 PM   #9
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I think that you are absolutely right. Because the mainstream sports media in the US does not effectively cover the sport, and when it does so it focusses on American fighters and controversies ie arrests, drugs.

It is sad because this is not a weak time for the heavyweight division despite what some people keep saying. And several great heavyweight match ups could be made that are far more intriguing than watching over-the-hill fighters like Tyson and Holyfield beat on each other.
Agree. The division is not nearly as weak as its made out to be. There is alot of good talent fighting right now. I think the mainstream media has lost interest in the sport for other reasons, and not due to lack of talent, but more due to lack of the best fighters being put in there together.


That said,.................Of the current top tier fighters, I think the biggest heavy fight to be made would be probably one of the three other titleholders against one of the Klitschkos. A unification AND having a K brother in the fight would probably be the biggest heavy fight to be made, right now.

Aside from that, I'd say Wlad vs. Peter II, assuming Peter beats Oleg would be pretty big............and I also think that the upcoming Wlad vs. Brewster II is gonna do great numbers for HBO. This rematch has been long awaited by alot of fightfans.

Personally, I'd love to see Sultan vs. Chagaev, as well.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:10 PM   #10
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Wlad vs Vitali: A battle of biblical proportions

People would be very curious.

Also i mean guys if you put say Bowe vs Holyfield 4
i don't care how old they are IT WILL SELL.
Or maybe even Bowe vs. Golota III.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:30 PM   #11
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Bowe vs. Golota III would be too cruel! Golota simply has Bowe's number.
There is no denying that people would show some interest in this one.

Bowe vs. Holyfield 4 would also draw some mainstream attention.

Perhaps Bowe could take on Tyson (call is The Match that Should Have Been). That would generate some mainstream media attention too.

Kind of sad, isn't it?

Good thing DLH has kept boxing alive with the mainstream -- it's not too late for boxing to rebuild itself.

Perhaps Holyfield vs. Vitali or Wlad should be added to the biggest potential HW PPV list. A Klitschko beating a Mike Tyson or Holyfield on PPV (or better yet, network television) would probably help elevate them to mainstream status. Though Peter is potentially a killer puncher, he doesn't have the charisma and media attention to become a Tyson/Holyfield PPV draw anytime soon.

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Old 06-23-2007, 09:44 PM   #12
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yeah there's not too many massive PPV's on the horizon. Hatton - Cotto would be pretty big I reckon they both have strong fanbases, Hatton - DLH the same. Klitschko - Klitschko would be massive, Roy Jones - James Toney at heavweight would be interesting even now also. Joe Calzaghe - Bernard Hopkins if they do well against Kessler and Winky? Other than that, there's not a lot out there.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:46 PM   #13
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Wlad vs Vitali would EASILY be the easiest PPV to sell among the casual fans. The brother vs brother angle would be brilliant, both guys are always in good shape, and pop in some of the brutal KO's that these two have delivered and bam! Easily one of the most succesfull PPV's ever.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:56 PM   #14
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Is it just me, or would (the casual american boxing fan) still be interested enough in Holyfield vs. Tyson III to out-gross any other currently (remotely) plausible HW PPV matchup?

Could any HW match-up of today's champs & contenders even come close?

This though occured to me while watching some old, classic Ali fights.

By the way, before anyone makes a rude comment, I am in no way advocating this match, merely suggesting that the casual american boxing fan would probably find it interesting enough to buy.

Comments?

First of all, you're absolutely right that the public here in the U.S. would go ga-ga over this match, and it would be a HUGE event. Hard-core fans would rightly deplore it, and some of the anti-boxing crowd would use it as an occassion to get on their high-horse, but this match would be BIG.

And, if Holyfield beats Ibragimov, you can virtually COUNT on this fight happening, btw. I'd bet the farm on it.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:05 AM   #15
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I think an old guy convention could do 200+ maybe....

throw Holyfield, Toney, Golota, Moorer, Morrison, McCall, Sanders, and Bowe on the same card and match em up with the right person, see what numbers that would do...

But I think we're gonna have to wait until one or two unifications until a PPV worthy match is set up....
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