9/17/2012 4:05pm, #11
9/17/2012 4:06pm, #12
I hope this fight was as good as it sounds, I wish I could have watched it on Saturday night.
Have to wait until TSN re broadcasts it." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
9/17/2012 4:13pm, #13
9/17/2012 5:33pm, #14
The broadcasting of boxing was usually by BBC and/or ITV but, the tragedies of Eubank v Watson, Benn v McClellan, saw ITV withdraw and the BBC only returned with Harrison.
SKY TV bought out most Boxing to force fans to buy Cable/Satellite etc but in recent times, they have also drawn back from Boxing except for Khan.
Today, we have Box Nation, which is a dedicated cable channel and is in partnership with Frank Warren. I'm a subscriber and I'm pretty pleased. I saw Canelo v Lopez - great performance from Alvarez on repeat on Box Nation.
So, we've now more options to see more national and international boxing on cable channels so I'm chuffed. I still read Boxing News (UK weekly) but also get to see more. :-)
9/17/2012 8:12pm, #15
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Very glad to hear that, Eddie! Good to hear my favorite sport is still appreciated on the other side of the pond. I suppose boxing will always have a special place in its homeland. I certainly wish we had a dedicated boxing channel here in the States. I'd buy cable for it! (I certainly have nothing to watch on TV without it!)
I'd like to agree with you, atomicpoet, but I can't. The public paid for a big-name fight - I'd wager Chavez Jr. brought most of the PPV audience (but what do I know? I'm not privy to HBO's figures). The promoters played it as the son of Chavez Sr. fighting on Grito de Dolores, and the Mexican audience came in droves to give support. Did you hear the entire audience boo for Martinez and cheer for Chavez? I personally doubt that they were charmed by Chavez's dazzling physique, rapier wit or personal charm. This match was promoted like a big-boy match and the public responded. I don't think the masses will gain a broader appreciation for boxing any time soon.
Nothing would make me happier than to be wrong, tho'. I'm scared for the future of the sport - at least here in America.
9/18/2012 10:33am, #16
The end of this fight sounds similar to the end of Chavez Sr.'s fight with Meldrick Taylor years ago.
Only difference is junior's dad pulled a victory out." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
9/18/2012 1:12pm, #17
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EDIT: I think it's a pretty illuminating parallel - beyond just the literal level. Chavez Jr. has the iron chin and incredible body punches that his father did, but their work ethics (and, consequently, skill levels) are incomparable. Junior has all the gifts, but gifts aren't enough. Senior had that extra reserve of power and ability - earned through training - to finish strong if given even the slightest opportunity.
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9/18/2012 2:15pm, #18
Personally, I think Richard Steele was the Best Referee in the World so I would trust his judgment; even though many thought he denied Taylor Anyway, don't want to digress.
9/20/2012 3:27am, #19
9/20/2012 9:06am, #20
Anyone who has ever boxed knows pot doesn't do anything to boost your performance.
If anything, it may hinder your performance if you smoke too much.
Grass shouldn't even be on the banned substance list.
He probably smoked a joint one or two days before the fight." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra