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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2004, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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As if modern boxing wasn't sickening enough

Bernard Hopkins knocked out Oscar De La Hoya tonight, as most people in the know expected. De La Hoya made $30 million, B-Hop, who regardless of the number of weight classes Oscar won in was quite frankly the more accomplished fighter, made "at least $10 million".

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Why is modern boxing sickening?


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Boxing is awesome, ppl that hate it are bitches.

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Boxing is awesome, ppl that hate it are bitches.

You can quote me on that.
I wouldn't call a 3.5 second long farce that gets 14000000$ for the winner and 32000000$ for the loser awesome, but hey, I'm a bitch, so what do I know.
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I wouldn't call a 3.5 second long farce that gets 14000000$ for the winner and 32000000$ for the loser awesome, but hey, I'm a bitch, so what do I know.
It's not a farce... it's logic. People come to the fight to see the most populair fighter. It's more than logical that an ex-champion gets the most commision for his services.

It isn't exactly prizemoney y'know.

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why even try... when you have 30 million even if you lose..
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2004, 12:06 PM
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Can anyone name more than 1-2 world class boxers ???
there aren't any

whole of boxing is shambles and no one knows what or who.
there must be about 4000 world champions

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Where does the money come from?

Ticket sales? I doubt 40000 people were willing to pay $1000 each to see this.

TV rights? I doubt TV channels would pay that much to cover it, it's not as if it gets that many viewers.

Advertising? I can't think of a single brand connected to boxing, so if there are companies paying that much, they're not getting much in return in terms of product placement.

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I'm actually surprised that the "civil rights" faction of the board hasn't weighed in on this. For a pretty white boy to be making more than twice as much challenging the more accomplished black champion is somewhat bothersome.

You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2004, 04:28 PM
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Besides the fact that many world-class martial artists could win a (freestyle, feet permitted) fight with the top boxers, the rules of boxing are a joke. If you want an honest test, do away with both rounds and scoring, and let them fight until the first happens among:

a) a knockout
b) stoppage by the ref or doctor
c) resignation, ala chess
d) pre-set max. # of knockdowns, like 3
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boxing is stupid, but de la hoya is sexy.

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2004, 07:09 PM
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Oscar De La Hoya is not a white boy , he Hispanic (his parents motherland is Mejico) . While I don't care for boxing, I think he has paid his dues--- and I doubt Bernad Hopkins is complaining about the paycheck difference


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