Thread: Does anyone still watch boxing?
11/12/2006 9:08pm, #31
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
- Porcupine/Hollywood, FL & Parmistan via Elbonia
- creonte on hiatus
I like (and disklike) watching both boxing and mma fights. When a fight is interesting, it is interesting, whether it's boxing or mma. For example, I liked Serra vs Shonnie Carter, but I found the finals between Serra and Lyttle kinda like bleh - no disrespect for both, but that fight didn't made me sit on the edge of my chair. Same with boxing.
In both sports, for every one great (or decent, interesting) fight, there are 5 or 6 that are just fillers. It's the nature of the beast. Any predilections in favor of one sport over the other is a little bit subjective IMO.Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.
My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.
New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.
t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.
The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
11/13/2006 5:00am, #32
People like it when a striker Kos a grappler
People like it when a grappler subs a striker
People like it when a striker KOs ANYBODY.
So altogether, for most people, striking of any kind is more exciting.
But to watch two skilled technicians go at it on the ground or standing up, throwing caution to the wind--that's the best.
We all know why people don't post as much about boxing anymore on these forums.
Is there any proof boxing isn't watched by as many people? Are the ratings lower?
11/13/2006 8:29am, #33Originally Posted by Tangerine
The big discussion on boxing boards is that it's not bringing in new blood. Guys that used to head into boxing in the US go onto football or basketball or other sports. Less good fighters means less fans. I heard someone say (bob arum?) something to the effect that boxing is changing marketing focus on minorities (black, hispanic, etc) because all the young white guys like the UFC.
An exciting heavyweight champ would go a long way towards getting boxing back to the glory days.You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
11/13/2006 9:28am, #34
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
- Improv comedy
1 champ is not enough you need at least 3-4 guys who are exciting and could challenge at any time.
Pride's got Fedor,Cro-cop and Barnet. noth that I see abyone beating fedor but there's always a good chance.
Fedor Vs Cro-cop is guaranteed to be an exciting fight
11/13/2006 11:49am, #35
Originally Posted by PirateJon
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
- Long Island, New York
- Kickboxing, Boxing, BJJ
Most of the top boxing heavyweights are Russian. I don't know if this turns off casual fans or not when you consider MMA's king is a Russian, but there seems to be a serious lack of a dynamic champion. No one's generating talk or controversey, they're just there. And if you can't get people to talk, you can't generate interest, and if you can't generate interest, you're in trouble.
11/13/2006 11:59am, #36
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- Birmingham, AL
- Karate / MMA
I used to be really into boxing, but not so much so I got into MMA. The variety of techniques makes MMA far more interesting for me. Also, there are more exciting fighters and personalities in MMA than there are currently in boxing. Finally, good MMA is more accessible than boxing. I'm not likely to get PPV for either, but between Pride reruns, UFC reruns, the occassional kickboxing match, The new IFL (or whatever it's called), TUF, and Ultimate Fight Night Live There's just more MMA on TV. That means more exposure to more fans.