Since Pac v Floyd Will Never Happen...
Return to Board  •  Menu  •  Bottom  Page 1 of 2  
Message
Since Pac v Floyd Will Never Happen...
Posted by DeltaDoc on 12/10 at 9:30 pm
Or if it does, the luster will be gone, is boxing officially on its death walk?

I cannot imagine it returning to prominence as it once held even as recently as the 1990s. Pac and Floyd are the last true international stars that could meet in a super fight.

What say you?



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by Patrick_Bateman on 12/10 at 9:43 pm to DeltaDoc
I say I would pay $60 to watch Mayweather fight Sergio Martinez.


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by smash williams on 12/10 at 9:55 pm to DeltaDoc
Boxing is still a big deal in the Hispanic community and IMO that will never change. It's still very popular in Europe also. Only decline is American talent, specificly HWs.


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by braindeadboxer on 12/10 at 9:58 pm to smash williams
I agree. I watched Marquez-Pacquiao 4 with a Mexican friend of mine and the passion he and his friends have for the sport gave me a ray of hope. They went ape shite when Marquez won.


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by bobbyray21 on 12/10 at 10:08 pm to DeltaDoc
quote:

Or if it does, the luster will be gone, is boxing officially on its death walk?

I cannot imagine it returning to prominence as it once held even as recently as the 1990s. Pac and Floyd are the last true international stars that could meet in a super fight.

What say you?


Boxing just needs leadership, imo. It's a huge cluster-frick. I acknowledge that the heavyweight division is pure shit, and I'm not sure when it will be good again. But there are a lot of really good fighters in the lighter divisions. With some actual structure and better marketing it could recover.

FWIW, I've seen both MMA and Boxing live, and boxing is way better. MMA is 75% homoerotic grappling, which just isn't exciting at all when viewed in person.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by bobbyray21 on 12/10 at 10:08 pm to braindeadboxer
quote:

I agree. I watched Marquez-Pacquiao 4 with a Mexican friend of mine and the passion he and his friends have for the sport gave me a ray of hope. They went ape shite when Marquez won.


They're already calling this one of the best fights of all time.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by braindeadboxer on 12/10 at 10:12 pm to bobbyray21
Freddy Roach is already talking about a fifth fight. I think Manny may need to call it quits. He actually has a future outside of boxing. I'd hate to see him waste it and end up like most of the other big names who have been mentioned today in all of these boxing threads. Camacho, Gatti, Duran... Dead. Most of the others names broke.

This post was edited on 12/10 at 10:13 pm

Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by sms151t on 12/10 at 10:14 pm to braindeadboxer
Freddie did want this fourth fight. He felt Pac couldn't win because he HAD to KO Marquez. I heard him multiple times say he feared this fight more than any due to having to prove something that he shouldn't.


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by braindeadboxer on 12/10 at 10:17 pm to sms151t
I didn't want to see it either for Pacmans sake. Like you said, he had nothing to prove.


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 12/10 at 10:18 pm to bobbyray21
quote:

boxing is way better.
that's a huge negative ghost rider



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by braindeadboxer on 12/10 at 10:28 pm to UFownstSECsince1950
quote:

that's a huge negative ghost rider


I've been to close to a hundred boxing shows over the years and at least a dozen MMA shows, boxing and its atmosphere wins every time. Boxing fans actually know boxing, unlike the Affliction Tee wearing douchbags who pay to see MMA fights. Much of morons who don't know shite about the sport. But the fighters are more than willing to take their money at be gate regardless.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 12/10 at 10:34 pm to braindeadboxer
There are douchebag fans who watch every sport.

If you pick randomly any boxing card/event & any mma/UFC event, I'm picking a UFC event 100% of the time. 99% of all boxing cards are boring & turrible. Sure, the 2 or so big name boxing events every year are hyped/exciting, but how many people can afford to go to PBF's 1 fight of the year?



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by Jones on 12/10 at 10:36 pm to UFownstSECsince1950
youre also a huge mma fan. why are yall even arguing this?


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 12/10 at 10:40 pm to Jones
I also grew up a huge boxing fan & still enjoy the sport. It's not really an argument either. Boxing cards/events suck.....there has never been a great undercard, or a boxing event with a bunch of huge names/exciting fights on 1 main card. You go to a boxing event for 1 fight only

This post was edited on 12/10 at 10:41 pm

Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by VerlanderBEAST on 12/10 at 10:41 pm to DeltaDoc
Marquez vs Pacquiao V could be just as big as Mayweather vs Pacquiao could of been


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by bobbyray21 on 12/10 at 10:48 pm to braindeadboxer
quote:

I've been to close to a hundred boxing shows over the years and at least a dozen MMA shows, boxing and its atmosphere wins every time. Boxing fans actually know boxing, unlike the Affliction Tee wearing douchbags who pay to see MMA fights. Much of morons who don't know shite about the sport. But the fighters are more than willing to take their money at be gate regardless.


The comment about the affliction tees is unquestionably true. But even if that wasn't the case, boxing would still be a way better product for live viewing. There is nothing exciting about watching a guy try for five minutes to move from side mount to full mount.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by bobbyray21 on 12/10 at 10:51 pm to UFownstSECsince1950
quote:

I also grew up a huge boxing fan & still enjoy the sport. It's not really an argument either. Boxing cards/events suck.....there has never been a great undercard, or a boxing event with a bunch of huge names/exciting fights on 1 main card. You go to a boxing event for 1 fight only


This is silly. If you didn't know the guys fighting the undercard fights on Saturday, then you don't follow boxing.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by bobbyray21 on 12/10 at 10:54 pm to UFownstSECsince1950
quote:

It's not really an argument either


I love this. Two guys are making a damn good argument, and yet it isn't an argument. Sure guy.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 12/10 at 10:55 pm to bobbyray21
So you're saying the undercard was exciting? The whole card was good?


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by braindeadboxer on 12/10 at 10:58 pm to bobbyray21
quote:

This is silly. If you didn't know the guys fighting the undercard fights on Saturday, then you don't follow boxing.


Bingo. And I can't stand watching MMA guys throw 3 punch combos and then going to the mat and grappling. Yes I know grappling is an art and is difficult, but it makes a fight so boring. I'd rather watch 2 shitty boxers on an undercard get into a sloppy brawl. Pretty, no. Exciting, yes.



Reply  •  Back to Top  •  Refresh
Return to Board
Jump to Page   

           Page 1 of 2           

 

 Message Boards
 Tiger Rant
 Recruiting Board
 SEC Rant
 Saints Talk
 Pelicans Talk
 More Sports Board
 Soccer Board
 O-T Lounge
 Tech Board
 Outdoor Board
 Movie/TV Board
 Music Board
 Political Talk
 Money Talk
 Fark Board
 Gaming Board
 Fantasy Sports
 Food and Drink Board
 Ticket Exchange
 Help Board
 

 News
 LSU
 More Sports
 Sports Lite
 

 Other Options
 >> Search
 

 SECRant.com Links
 SEC Rant
 SEC Recruiting
 SEC Tickets
 Off-Topic Board
 

 Geaux.com Dining Guide
 New Orleans
 Baton Rouge
 

 Site Features (Full Version)
 Home Page
 LSU Football Schedule
 Pick'em Home Page
 
Back to top
Sign In 
View in: Desktop
Copyright ©2014 TigerDroppings.com.