Although I am not one of those “boxing is dying” guys I am frustrated that the fights that fans really want to see in boxing never seem to get made or if they finally do get made the fights are usually no longer compelling (see Jones-Hopkins II among others). Recent examples are obviously the Manny-Floyd matchup falling through so now we are stuck with Pacman-Margarito.
In my opinion Margarito should be banned for life and not getting a big payday against Manny, but Bob Arum promotes both guys so it was an easy fight for him to make. Also, I am frustrated that no fight has been made for David Haye to fight one of the Klitschko brothers. Instead we get Vlad vs. Sam Peter in a rematch and David Haye against Audley Harrison. Can someone please tell me why Peter or Harrison deserve title shots?
This is mainly just a rant but I got to thinking that one of the advantages in MMA is that since the UFC controls many (but not all) of the top fighter they pretty much make whatever matchups they want and usually come through with the fights fans want to see. Just wondering what people’s thoughts were on some of these shitty matchups and if there are any solutions. I guess I will just look forward to the Yuriorkis Gamboa fight this weekend.