I'm quitting watching boxing

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by RJJFan, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Definitely better to be a casual fan of this sport, but sometimes it's hard...

    In an ideal world I'd get an alert a week before a big fight was happening and that would be that. Instead I'm reading more days than not about "updates" to certain fights that will probably never happen. Seems like the behind the scenes bull**** has come front and center and now dominates the daily life of the sport. Fans are becoming more knowledgable in contract law and TV rights than they are about the sweet science.

    Still not bad enough to say goodbye. Boxing at its best still cannot be duplicated, and I don't see that changing any time soon.
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  2. RJJFan

    RJJFan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Grammar Nazi.
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  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    True about Covid1984 but that doesn't explain why these freakshow fights are becoming increasingly common, why the top fighters are avoiding each other more and more and why the alphabet belt parasites are rapidly multiplying.

    I've been watching boxing since 1996 and this is without a doubt the worst it's been since then and Covid is not the principle driving force behind it all, the sport was moving in this direction long before then.

    Josh Taylor, Usyk, Hunter, Inoue and some of the other lower weight fighters from the far East and Latin America still have that old school fight anyone mentality but yeah they're certainly in a minority.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2021
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  4. DJN16

    DJN16 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 15, 2013
    Boxing has been dying for years. It never dies though, never will.

    This circus act just now is frustrating though. Although I'd never want to see anyone hurt, the Paul brothers getting chinned by legitimate fighters wouldn't go a miss.
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  5. MarvelousMarvinGolovkin

    MarvelousMarvinGolovkin Kownackis belly button lint Full Member

    Nov 13, 2020
    Boxing has been bad, for a decade at least. When people started realizing they could become millionaires cherry picking fights is when it became bad
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  6. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    There fans are guilty I think.
    They demand from boxer to have holy 0 otherwise he might be accused and called a bum.
    A lot of boxers with pro records like 7-0-0 are far worse then some lad who did not had fought overmatched bums and maybe does have 5-1-1 pro record.

    It is boxing, what customers ( delusional clients demanding next unbeatable idol ) had ordered they are attempting to deliver.
    Yeah, with 0 etc perks.
    Is pro boxing symbol of masculinity or war?
    If compare with caveman tribes era in stone age it is damn ancient dream.
    It is not enough close to homo erectus.

    It is sport ppl compare with pride and some kind of real h2h ability while for stone age caveman tribe luxury might be to use stone hammer and bats from wood etc & hunting on enemy in groups.
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  7. JL Fighter

    JL Fighter Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    I am still waiting for Paulie vs. Pac.
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  8. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    It all is a shambles, however if folk are willing to pay for these fiascos, they will continue ad infinitum.

    We even have supposed true fans of boxing saying that the verbals from Tyson Fury are entertaining, no it is not, Fury actually fighting is entertaining not the verbal diarrhoea that is uttered by his lips.
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  9. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020

    I never had cared what he is telling for social media or posting in internet.
    Fury likes me a lot but he fights so rarely now. He already had long interrupt after this Wlad fight and now again Fury turns into not interesting, boring not actual guy.
    He should to box in the ring, otherwise he will go too old quickly without enough high number of fights while he is talented.
  10. chacal

    chacal F*** the new normal Full Member

    Jun 21, 2015
    that's stupid.

    Only one example, next rungvisai fight (no matter the oponent) is worth to continue watching boxing. And that's just an example. There are tons, TONS of talent out there to watch.
  11. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
  12. GK BOX

    GK BOX Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 23, 2015
    bro you know damn well its terrible right now
    I check this forum now like once a month and saw this thread to chime in
    Wheres the excitement dude? Stevenson, Ennis, Haney, Tank, Teofimo? They barely fight and when they do its like 50-1 favorites
  13. BubblesUK

    BubblesUK Doesn't buy hypejobs Full Member

    May 6, 2021
    It's not just about the money either - when you not only have fighters claiming to be ATG on the back of a resume full of cherry picks and bums, but also have people genuinely defending the insanity of such claims... It's just straight up indefensible, and it enables such fighters to continue refusing to fight genuine threats.

    We all know the kind of fighters I'm talking about here, whether it's the really obvious examples like Wilder or Tank just ducking the top fighters altogether or whether it's padding a resume with ghosts of top contenders (as much as I still think AJ has the best HW resume, there's some of that involved too!).
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  14. titanic

    titanic Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 7, 2016
    Floyd has made it even worst by initiating his Circus Shamming
  15. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    No stupidity is from you coming in a boxing forum crying like a little girl and still posting here, if you don't like it then ***** off