Thursday, November 4, 2010

Only in America!

Giuseppe Blanco

I was thinking the other day about how non-existent the sport of Boxing has become. No, boxing is not a sport I follow that closely these days, but I can remember for many years the sport always had a big fight coming up and everyone was talking about it. Going back to the 80’s and then way into the late 90’s, the sport had its share of classic bouts.

Saturday afternoon’s on “ABC Sports” you tuned in to watch “The Fights”. Guys like Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Hector "Macho Camacho", Alexis Argüello, “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, Aaron Pryor, Apollo Creed (just kidding), Julio César Chávez and of course Sugar Ray Leonard.
The last good fight I watched was seeing Ron Artest jump into the crowd and going after a guy who was 3 times smaller then him. This guys face seeing Artest come at him was priceless and over right after the bell rang.

So really, what’s happened to the sport of Boxing? Who is even the Heavyweight Champ these days? Don King still alive? Any ears bitten off lately? BTW, Don King's going to be 80.

Do you know of anyone who still purchases a “Pay Per View Event" or goes to a bar because “Their showing the fight”? No idea. The closest I get to this sport is watching Mike Tyson cry on Oprah or George Foreman on the Home Shopping Network. Sad, but very true.
Guess I’ll keep waiting for the next round of great fighters to come along instead of watching them appear everywhere but the ring……

Hey Yo! Later…

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