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(ProBoxing-Fans)   Remember that guy in boxing with the crazy spiky hair and outlandish personality, clothes and bank account? Whaa happened?   (proboxing-fans.com) divider line 38
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2012-01-23 12:05:21 PM
He milked the sport to near-death and left.
 
2012-01-23 12:17:42 PM
Dana White kicked his ass.
 
2012-01-23 01:41:21 PM
You mean Guile? I think he went home to be a family man.
 
2012-01-23 01:42:28 PM
Probably the same thing that happened to Burger King... told GTFO!

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2012-01-23 01:45:08 PM
People lost track of fighters, managers and promoters in boxing because they refused to pay that much money for PPV showings of fights not worth seeing, in watered down classes with too many belts and organizations after having seen some of the greatest fights in history for free on regular TV so they refuse to pay for a shiatty version that is suspect, to say the least, in how it's been ran and who is fighting who and where.

That's my answer to Whaaa Happened.
 
2012-01-23 01:48:52 PM
Doesn't he cook food and advertise for TGiFridays?
 
2012-01-23 01:56:21 PM
Can't speak much to Don King specifically, but I'd say MMA has filled the void the the fractured, scandal-plagued, circus-like sport that modern day boxing has seemingly become. Can today's pop culture even name a current heavy weight boxing "star?" Is there one?
 
2012-01-23 01:59:48 PM

rudemix: People lost track of fighters, managers and promoters in boxing because they refused to pay that much money for PPV showings of fights not worth seeing, in watered down classes with too many belts and organizations after having seen some of the greatest fights in history for free on regular TV so they refuse to pay for a shiatty version that is suspect, to say the least, in how it's been ran and who is fighting who and where.

That's my answer to Whaaa Happened.


And, TBH, it's a very good answer.

I came into boxing in its rapid decline through the 90's. I loved the sport, but it's been close to a decade since I was able to care about it.
 
2012-01-23 02:01:15 PM

rudemix: People lost track of fighters, managers and promoters in boxing because they refused to pay that much money for PPV showings of fights not worth seeing, in watered down classes with too many belts and organizations after having seen some of the greatest fights in history for free on regular TV so they refuse to pay for a shiatty version that is suspect, to say the least, in how it's been ran and who is fighting who and where.

That's my answer to Whaaa Happened.


This. Also I believe that over the years boxing went international and people didn't care who the up and comer from Uzbeckibeckistanstan is. Also, people get mad when they pay $50 for main events that end less than half way through round 1.
 
2012-01-23 02:02:02 PM
Maybe he choked on a grandilomentitudinous sandwich. (pops)
 
2012-01-23 02:15:48 PM

violentsalvation: He milked the sport to near-death and left.


Came to make some observation about a parasite leaving it's host just before it dies kinda thing.
 
2012-01-23 02:17:31 PM
He hit 70, 70 hit back... ten years ago.
 
2012-01-23 02:18:36 PM
Is "took the money and ran" one of the options?
 
2012-01-23 02:18:44 PM
Boxing? Is that still around?

/dude made his money and got old, what else do you need to know?
 
2012-01-23 02:20:13 PM
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2012-01-23 02:22:29 PM
This guy? He's right here.
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That's the guy you mean, right?
 
2012-01-23 02:24:54 PM
You mean the 80-year-old multi-millionaire?

Probably relaxing on the beach somewhere.
 
2012-01-23 02:25:27 PM
I remember when Mohammad Ali's daughter was in a PPV match as a 'pre-fight', and that fight was the best of the night. Made you wonder why you ponied up $60 or whatever for the PPV when the title fight sucked.
 
2012-01-23 02:30:00 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: violentsalvation: He milked the sport to near-death and left.

Came to make some observation about a parasite leaving it's host just before it dies kinda thing.


Ooo, that is a much better way to put it.
 
2012-01-23 02:32:02 PM
I think the fact that the only 2 marketable heavyweights around are managed by Bernd Boente and King can't get in on the action played a small part.
 
2012-01-23 02:32:07 PM
You can only screw over so many people in one lifetime
 
2012-01-23 02:37:29 PM
This is one of my robes, bro

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I think U gots 2 bring mad style to the arena in fighting these days. A phat robe will get U recognition, ppl can merchandise it, children will want 2BU, and da women will want to 2B done by U. What they gonna do anyway? If some1 don't like your style game, U can just beat their ass legally in the ring. Thurrrs all diff reasons 2 bring flash. By FLASH I mean UR style game: look at Ric Flair, he dressed like a woman, or Appolo Creed in Rocky4. Creed's style was sick, Rocky even wore his underpants. Yo, I'd think the MMA hasn't even come close 2 reaching the Apex of its style. Thurrr is room fo so much mo FLASH.

Look at these trunks I just got fo my next fight

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I take off the robe & reveal them trunks. What's that say? Ape "Business With Pleasure" Evens.
 
2012-01-23 04:00:18 PM
Any of you who saw UFC1 when it first aired knew that boxing was dead from that day on.
 
2012-01-23 04:05:10 PM
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I gotta weal wed wagon!
 
2012-01-23 04:43:50 PM
Don King: "To the best of my relocation, or the effusiveness of my elocution...I am neither dead nor entombed....nor exhumed. I am still, to the behests of my inquests, still active in the world of pugilism...with no syllogism or organism holding me down. Reports of my demise....or the retorts of wiseguys...have been exaggerated with great untruths"

Boxing is dead because white/anglos do not follow it anymore. Check the audience of a PPV boxing match, and a MMA match, and notice the ethno/demographics....
 
2012-01-23 05:16:46 PM
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I didn't know he was in boxing...

/Hotlinked
 
2012-01-23 05:17:22 PM
What happened? He doesn't have many fighters even close to relevant, and the ones he has fight less often than most fighters, sometimes sitting for inexplicably long periods of time. Any half-decent propsect has better options than Don King these days.
 
2012-01-23 05:27:40 PM

Wittenberg Dropout: Any of you who saw UFC1 when it first aired knew that boxing was dead from that day on.



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Tapped out without even throwing a single jab
 
2012-01-23 05:47:06 PM
What happened was MMA is a better sport. It has boxing, plus everything else. And most exhibit good sportsmanship. Although UFC is gaining popularity, it seems like it may be heading too far towards the "entertainment" aspect. I fear I will be turned off of it within a couple years...
 
2012-01-23 06:39:41 PM

oukewldave: What happened was MMA is a better sport. It has boxing...


No, it isn't and doesn't.
 
2012-01-23 06:47:40 PM
True, boxing was in decline before the UFC started up but it can be argued that MMA is robbing boxing of it's future fans and athletes. NCAA wrestling is driving MMA in the US and it churns out hundreds of fighters EVERY year.


How many colleges have competitive boxing teams anymore ? Other than the 3 military academies I can't think of even one.
 
2012-01-23 07:49:55 PM
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2012-01-23 09:12:17 PM
The Klitschkos got a hold of the titles and then refused to fight each other, and the whole of the heavyweight division died because of it.
 
2012-01-23 10:09:25 PM

Outlaw: oukewldave: What happened was MMA is a better sport. It has boxing...

No, it isn't and doesn't.


Expert repartee. You are a god among men. I must subscribe to your newsletter.

/each issue would be one sentence reading "I'm awesome."
 
2012-01-24 01:20:02 AM
My ex used to work for Bob Arum. The guy has a heart of gold
 
2012-01-24 06:32:13 AM

timswar: [26.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]

I didn't know he was in boxing...

/Hotlinked




I'm glad I wasn't the only one who caught that.
 
2012-01-24 07:18:15 AM
only in america
 
2012-01-24 09:52:56 AM

timswar: [26.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]

I didn't know he was in boxing...

/Hotlinked


You magnificent bastard.
 
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