Let's make no bones about this, this obsession with fighters "numbers" is emerging as a real cancer to the discussion of the sport, at least in terms of the British scene. I for one will be relentless in countering, trolling and generally taking the **** out of the clowns who advance it ahead of anything else. I've followed boxing to a greater or lesser degree for 25 years and have posted on forums for over 10. It's a new, odd development and IMO symptomatic of the large casual football base Hearn has attracted who know little about the technical nuances so just parrot his financial utterings in back and forths on twitter. That's where the nucleus of all this started IMO. Look at the difference between the General board and here. The Yanks hardly ever talk about "muh numbers" at length. On here, before a fight has even finished, some clown will be talking about what they "think" the gates/PPV/bargaining power is for X or Y fighter is now. The best is when some forklift driver Dave Carling drinker opines on what he thinks a fighter should be getting paid, down to the last few pence. It's ONLY started since Hearn has become a staple on "social media" talking about finances non-stop. He's an accountant, or at least Barry is so I get that but the way this has percolated down to the "fans" is pathetic. I can't think of a single other sport where a participant's net worth, earning power or anything else related to how much they make is prioritised by a sizeable percentage of the fans over how ermm you know, how good they are at their chosen sport.