[quote="tempehmma"]I am a boxing fan but I do not have cable television. Professional boxing has become a bit of a joke. I think the match-ups in most weight divisions were more competitive in the late 70's, 80's and 90's. Promotors like Don "convicted murderer" King and Bob Arum have corrupted and f***** up the sport. It seems like fighters avoid each other and many of the top competitors seem to take forever before they finally have a match against each other. I miss the days of Lenard, Hearns, Duran, Aaron Pryor, Hagler, Tyson every other month, Meldrick Taylor, Alexis Argueo, Wilfred Benitez, Ray Mancini, Julio Caesar Chavez.
These fights are free-to-air in the UK tonight
WHAT A FIGHT!!!!
Woods and Johnson are true throw-back fighters!
The 80s were a great time for boxing. I was a bit young to follow it in the early eighties but when I got back into it in my late teens a guy at the gym loaned me 30 or so VHS tapes filled with fights from '83 onwards. Some truely amazing fights. The first Arguello-Pryor might just be my favourite fight. Love Mancini and fighters of his style (Bobby Chacon springs to mind). That punch that Hearns lands on Duran, Duran beating Moore, Duran beating Leonard, Hagler-Hearns first round. Tyson destroying all in his path to the title. I loved it all (even on crusty VHS
Having said that there's some great fights going on in boxing just now. The main problem is with the TV coverage now, going to pay per view in the UK really hurt the sport.