I can admit that I am a casual fan of boxing. If either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao aren’t in the ring I am probably not going to watch. And I like many other hardcore and casual fans are waiting for the big fight to happen…Mayweather vs Pacquiao thats all we want to see why cant these two legends of the ring just come to terms and give the people what they want right?
But think about this, could the boxing world actually dread the day that Mayweather vs Pacquiao actually happens? Of course it would be the most watched boxing event in the history of boxing events. Floyd and Manny will be walking away with truck loads of money. But what happens when its over and we have a winner? Is there any other match that we even care to see?
Lets be honest boxing does well when you can get the casual fan like me interested in a match.
Pacquiao v. Marquez
Mayweather v. De La Hoya
Tyson v. Grizzly Bear
So when Pacquiao v. Mayweather is finished who you got for me? You think I want to see the Klitschko brothers sleep walking through fights against no name challengers I could care less about? Hell no this is why Pacquiao v. Mayweather cant happen yet.
Don King isnt out here creating must see fights any more. The best way to see some of this up and coming talent is if they face Pacquiao or Mayweather. I didnt know who the hell Victor Ortiz was until Floyd decided to fight him. And because HBO does a great job letting us get to know the fighters in 24/7 Ortiz might have gained a few casual fans.
It doesnt hurt also that Mayweather v. Ortiz ended in controversial fashion which had the boxing world buzzing for about 2 weeks after the match. (Floyd had every right to knock the hell out of Ortiz but what in the hell was the ref doing?)
And each time Mayweather and Pacquiao step in the ring with a different opponent they also run the risk of losing the biggest pay day of their lives. Because if they should lose a match to any of these challengers Mayweather v. Pacquiao loses a lot of its luster.
So at the end of the day if you are one of the top guys in the world of boxing would you rather see the biggest pay per view match right now and wonder when the next big fight will be or do you want to keep milking your two cash cows for as long as you can?
- Who are some other fighters out there that you want to see more of?
- Wasn’t Ortiz just too damn happy after the match?
- Should Ortiz been so damn happy after taking this punch?