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Old 06-19-2007, 06:56 PM
 
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Many say that the sport of boxing is dying and is being replaced by UFC. Will boxing survive??? What are some solutions in making boxing exciting again??

If I don't get many replies then boxing might be dead afterall.
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Boxing sure seems dead. I don't even know who the heavyweight champ is. Frankly, I don't care
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:23 AM
 
Location: A suburb of Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Boxing sure seems dead. I don't even know who the heavyweight champ is. Frankly, I don't care
agreed, people my age also do not care about boxing, but do care about UFC....I do not know what Boxing can do, cause they are on life support right now
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:29 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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I wouldn't call the sport dead yet. It does need some big names though and some publicity besides the night of and the night after a big fight. It seems most of the time when there is some smidgen of pres coverage and hype generated by those who do watch boxing, it blindsides me: alot of times I don't even know, nor hear any discussion of an upcoming big fight, until it is only hours away, or some times after the fact. More than anything, the sports needs some life pumped into it when there IS NOT an imminent big-name fight coming to your screen.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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It's not dead, but it is on life support. The sad thing is there are no boxers that anybody really cares about or will remember 15 years from now. I couldn't tell you a champion in half the weight classes of boxing, but I can tell you damn near all of them from say Pride and the UFC. lol
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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UFC is a fly-by-night "sport", and i do use the term sport lightly in this case, and i think itll die off soon enough. People will come back to boxing because it is a great sport, ran (for the most part) correct. UFC is animals fighting animals, and there is only so much you can watch of that crap.
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:15 PM
 
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What the Boxing World needs is a True Peoples Champion. Like Mahammid Ali, Or Rocky Marcyiono. We need boxers that are worried more about how they fight in the ring. then about how much money they earn. Fighters who are hungry, have heart, and think the sport is who they are. Just like Rocky said in his last Movie, " Fighters Fight !!!"
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:55 PM
 
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I used to be a big boxing fan, but the sport is belly-up for sure. I believe the problem with boxing started around the same time that the U.S. Olympic Boxing Program went down the tubes. For many years, great fighters such as Ali, Forman, Holyfield were came from the U.S. Olympic Teams. There was also a time when the United States Boxing Teams totally dominated Olympic Boxing. But now the program is lucky to get a single Bronze medal out of the Olympic Team.
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I love to watch amateur boxing alot. My schools main sport was boxing and we wont the nationals 36 years in a row the last time I heard. DeLa Hoya is a great boxer and a great embassador for the sport. Its a shame hes crossing his sell by date.
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:39 PM
 
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Boxing isn't dead. It just needs an organization (ala UFC). That likely won't happen for another five years.

UFC is more closer to wrestling than boxing if you ask me. It's real but sometimes they cross-promote with TNA and I just don't like seeing that.

Hatton V Castillo is tonight. Should be a great fight.
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