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(ESPN)   The Klitchko brothers have so thoroughly dominated the heavyweight boxing scene for so long, it was getting stale. But new contenders are coming, and they're good. Hint: If you don't already know the name Tyson Fury, you will   ( espn.go.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Tyson Fury, Wladimir Klitschko, Lennox Lewis, split decisions, Evander Holyfield, Golden Boy Promotions, European Championships, whales  
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2013-02-10 04:10:58 PM  
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lol. tyson fury is a mediocre at best boxer who is so desperate for publicity and money he challenged ufc heavyweight champ cain velasquez to a match. every single person in the world, including other british boxers and mma practitioners laughed at him, with either haye or chisora saying he'd bet the house on cain.
2013-02-10 03:44:54 PM  
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Boxing started to die when it abandoned broadcast TV completely for pay-per-view. If kids dont grow up watching it on TV then it will just be a niche sport eventually. Hockey would be as dead as Soccer in the IUS if not for Canada because of this.

You want boxing to grow? Do what it takes to put some undercard matches on broadcast TV and once in awhile a championship bout. Even Vince McMahon and the bare knuckle fight promoters know how to do that. Then you can get young fans interested again and eventually sell more pay per view.
2013-02-10 03:16:26 PM  
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2013-02-10 03:08:20 PM  
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Gosling: There are boxers worth knowing other than Mayweather and Pacquiao?

Honestly, though, that's the vicious cycle boxing's run into. There aren't enough names left on the field to help push new names.  Hockey's run into the same problem. You'd think Crosby and Ovechkin were the only two people on the ice these days.

Boxing needs to take a lesson from MMA in that regard.  In the UFC, fighters are promoted heavily no matter how inexperienced they are and fans will show up to an event halfway through the prelims.  In boxing only the main event and co-main fighters are promoted, and that's when fans show up.  The place is dead until the co-main.  You want people to pay attention to your fighters, promote them from the earliest point possible.

As for Hockey, Bettman decided a while ago he wants to go with the Superstar style of promoting an entire sport.  This works for some, but leaves a lot of really good players left virtually unknown.
2013-02-10 11:17:48 AM  
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Mike tyson is making a comeback as a furry?
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