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Old 08-08-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Thats awesome if it pans out. Its horrible watching a fight and you know in your heart and head that a guy has won, only for him to lose for no logical reason. Olympic boxing is a shell of what boxing should be. Hopefully itll get back to all its glory.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reminds me of a scene from one of the "Naked Gun"movies.

"this ought to be a good fight. Both men are managed by Don King"
One boxer makes an air punch, other boxer falls to the ground, ref raises hand of standing boxer.

Only in this case, it's not the fighters that are fixed. As a penalty, they should bring that ref back and put him in the ring with the boxers he robbed of a win.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Boxing has gotten to the point where the scoring is ridiculously subjective and incomprehensible. You really can't watch any one fight and confidently say who the winner is. Your best guess as a long time boxing fan is about as valid as my six-year old niece's.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: South FL
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Bert Sugar must be shaking his head in his grave.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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Boxing has gotten to the point where the scoring is ridiculously subjective and incomprehensible. You really can't watch any one fight and confidently say who the winner is. Your best guess as a long time boxing fan is about as valid as my six-year old niece's.
Yeah, it seems the only way to be sure is the 10 count. Funny though how Money Mayweather has avoided getting robbed all these years.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:13 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Thats awesome if it pans out. Its horrible watching a fight and you know in your heart and head that a guy has won, only for him to lose for no logical reason. Olympic boxing is a shell of what boxing should be. Hopefully itll get back to all its glory.
I'm hoping it gets back on track. Some serious adjustments need to be made. This is obvious now. Just a shameful contingent America is sending. I was surprised by the poor showing.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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How did the American women boxers do?
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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I don't think boxing is as popular among our youths as it once was. It's too distant from real fighting. I think MMA and Ultimate Fighting will predominate, but they will probably never become Olympic sports.
I completely disagree.

With the rise of TMT promotions under 50 cent, along with signficant pop/hip hop culture notoriety, as well as better matchmaking, boxing will rise in popularity.

The bottom line is, watching two grown men grope eachother on the ground isn't very entertaining, regardless of how "real" it may be.

There is nothing that can compare to the sweet science.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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I completely disagree.

With the rise of TMT promotions under 50 cent, along with signficant pop/hip hop culture notoriety, as well as better matchmaking, boxing will rise in popularity.

The bottom line is, watching two grown men grope eachother on the ground isn't very entertaining, regardless of how "real" it may be.

There is nothing that can compare to the sweet science.
Agree 110 percent. I have always believed mma popularity will run it's course.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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How did the American women boxers do?
The women did better than the men--I know one woman brought home a gold.
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