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Friday, December 9th, 2016

BOXING IS DYING

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Joe Masse from the Cleveland Plain Dealer is the latest to look at how Mixed Martial Arts is knocking out [tag]boxing[/tag].

Just look at Cleveland. Three recent shows sum up the state of boxing in this town:

Promoters reduced a Dec. 9 professional card at Public Hall to all of three bouts, mismatches at that. The crowd of about 400 received refunds.

A week later, the national amateur championship qualifier at the Salvation Army Boxing Academy on Hough Avenue produced eight entries and three matches.

On Feb. 10, a women’s title bout featuring Northfield’s Vonda Ward headlined a pro show at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center. Four men’s undercard matches ranged from less-than-mediocre to ridiculous.

A different scene will unfold Saturday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

The Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championships will showcase its brand of mixed martial arts matches in “[tag]UFC[/tag] 68.”

The event will take place in front of a sold-out crowd of 15,000 and produce a state-record gate approaching $2.7 million. The pay-per-view television buys will fetch millions more.

There remains a handful of boxers that I will watch, but most of it is dreadfully boring. I even got bored watching Shane Mosley a few weeks back. Mosley eventually knocked down Luis Collazo in the 11th round, but I was barely awake at that point. Even the most boring of [tag]MMA[/tag] fights keeps you entertained.

  • http://www.movies.martialarm.com/videos/Sparring_Sequences/Pre-arranged_fight_between_girls Mike Zambidis

    Always good to read about MMA or UFC.

    Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive, is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..

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