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(Deadspin)   "Why I fixed fights." Surprisingly, the answer isn't just the word "MONEY" over and over and over   (deadspin.com) divider line 14
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2014-04-16 05:45:51 PM
Why did I fix fights? I fixed fights because it was the smart thing to do.

Judging by the stories that followed I'd say you have an overrated sense of your intelligence.
 
2014-04-16 06:37:36 PM
Fighting wasn't broken until people tried fixing it
 
2014-04-16 06:45:11 PM
So this guy is saying boxing is fixed because it's too dangerous not to be?
 
2014-04-16 06:57:54 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Fighting wasn't broken until people tried fixing it


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2014-04-16 07:09:01 PM

Gosling: So this guy is saying boxing is fixed because it's too dangerous not to be?


Well yes and no, he made it sound like all those low level career building fights are pretty much fixed, so that a boxer can develop a record without getting beat up.

Then again this guy got out in 99, so I'm sure Boxing is all totally legit now.
 
2014-04-16 07:16:46 PM
One of the hardest punches I ever saw was thrown by Larry Holmes flush on the face of Earnie Shavers. Holmes drew back his fist from the punch and Shavers was laughing.
 
2014-04-16 07:44:19 PM

Flappyhead: Why did I fix fights? I fixed fights because it was the smart thing to do.

Judging by the stories that followed I'd say you have an overrated sense of your intelligence.


Well, if a bunch of armed goons come up and say "your ass goes down in the fifth, or a bunch of guys will pop out of rice paddies and pop a cap in yo ass" then it's probably the smart thing to take the dive. If the honey doesn't work, you douse vinegar in their eyes.
 
2014-04-16 08:08:58 PM
That was actually a really interesting article. Doesn't really surprise me that fight fixing is as common a thing as he suggests, but a lot of interesting stories there, and since a lot of the principals he names happen to have passed away already, nobody can really prove him wrong or challenge it.
 
2014-04-16 08:51:44 PM
This might be the best article Deadspin's ever published. Seriously. :-)
 
2014-04-16 09:10:40 PM
The image of the two fighters hanging out in Denny's afterwords was great. That's what sports should be all about.
 
2014-04-16 09:23:30 PM
That really does shed a little light on the whole ranking system. It really does explain how the #2 contender can just beat all the other contenders beneath him blindfolded with on arm tied behind his back. The whole contender system is just a way to give the guys they want to fight for the belt some easy opponents to beat to build their rep before the title fight,
 
2014-04-17 12:04:17 AM

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THEY WAS HAND-PICKED!!!

 
2014-04-17 01:42:15 AM

Captain Steroid: This might be the best article Deadspin's ever published. Seriously. :-)


Agreed. I actually thought it was a really good read. Kinda cool to get a more honest appraisal of how it all goes down in the "sweet science."
 
2014-04-17 09:23:57 AM
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There's more money to be made by agreeing to fix a fight, and then

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not doing so....
 
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