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    Why Boxing is Dead...

    If anyone is watching the card on Showtime, this is the reason boxing is dead and MMA is on the rise. Campillo just got absolutely robbed of the decision against Cloud. I've got no dog in this one, but watched it, and this decision was so corrupt it ******* stinks.


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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Boxing died with Tyson.


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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Boxing is Dead because there hasn't been a great American heavyweight for twenty years.



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    If anyone is watching the card on Showtime, this is the reason boxing is dead and MMA is on the rise. Campillo just got absolutely robbed of the decision against Cloud. I've got no dog in this one, but watched it, and this decision was so corrupt it ******* stinks.
    It's like gymnastics, it's too subjective, a lot of times there is not a clear winner. This is why I don't follow it.


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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    I was a huge Tyson fan. Still, if you watched boxing in the late 1990s and early 2000s and caught the action of Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Ike Quartey, Shane Mosley, Fernando Vargas, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, and others, it was a great time for boxing.



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by cy1010 View Post
    Boxing is Dead because there hasn't been a great American heavyweight for twenty years.
    I'd put that closer to 10-15 years as Holyfield was still relevant into the early 2000s. But you're correct. Boxing died with the American heavyweight.



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Boxing needs a Jeremy Lin.



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Boxing died because there was no single unifying association, and half the champs dodged each other.



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Boxing died because there was no single unifying association, and half the champs dodged each other.
    That's a good point too. That drives me crazy. I would follow boxing if I didn't need a degree in logistics to keep all the federations straight.



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Boxing died because there was no single unifying association, and half the champs dodged each other.
    Very true. But in the 70s and 80s those matchups with Leonard, Hearns, Hagler, Duran, and others were classic. The only fight that didn't happen when both fighters were in their prime was Leonard v. Hagler. Other than that, these guys didn't do much dodging. But I agree, it's ridiculous that we still haven't seen Pacquaio v. Mayweather when that's really the only fight out there, and probably won't.

    Doesn't happen in MMA.



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    Boxing needs a Jeremy Lin.
    Ever heard of Manny Pacquiao? He was a poor kid on the streets of the Philippines, worked his butt off at every weight class, climbed his way to the top of the boxing ranks, and is one of the humblest athletes out there. He gives away a ton of money to the less fortunate people in his home country. Prays before and after every match. Can't wait to see him fight Mayweather if it ever happens.



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonez7 View Post
    Ever heard of Manny Pacquiao? He was a poor kid on the streets of the Philippines, worked his butt off at every weight class, climbed his way to the top of the boxing ranks, and is one of the humblest athletes out there. He gives away a ton of money to the less fortunate people in his home country. Prays before and after every match. Can't wait to see him fight Mayweather if it ever happens.
    And a respected elected official.

    I am aware. I love boxing. HATE MMA. Boxing needs a serious image make-over.



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Bring back Prince Naseem and I may tune in again.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZvBDYS6hsY]Prince Naseem Hamed 'Thriller' ring entrance vs Wayne Mccullough - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    And a respected elected official.

    I am aware. I love boxing. HATE MMA. Boxing needs a serious image make-over.
    It also just needs guys we want to watch. Heavyweights are a necessity. Although, the Ward-Gatti fights were the best fights I ever saw in my lifetime (I'm not that old).



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    Re: Why Boxing is Dead...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    I was a huge Tyson fan. Still, if you watched boxing in the late 1990s and early 2000s and caught the action of Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Ike Quartey, Shane Mosley, Fernando Vargas, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, and others, it was a great time for boxing.
    Vinny Pazienza, Mickey Ward, Artuo Gatti. Lenox Lewis.



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