With the rise of Mixed Martial Arts watching boxing has become like watching half of a sport. Why would you watch two dudes only use their fists to beat each other when on the other channel they are hitting each other with theirs knees/elbows/faces/teeth. It’s the equivalent of watching a money knife fight without the knives…it’s still mildly entertaining, and they still get terribly injured, but it’s missing that special something.
It’s time for boxing to pack it in, hit the road. Maybe go underground for a while, like Haitian cockfighting or pleated dress pants. The WBA needs to regroup and take a page from the WWE by developing characters that people care about other than cocky Hispanic guys in Ed Hardy t-shirts trash talking what brand of energy drink the other guy endorses. Maybe they could come up with a white guy that dresses all fancy like and thinks he’s better than everyone, or a loveable hillbilly, or a guy that lives in a trash pile? Sure all of my knowledge of character development comes from 1980’s wrestling, but if it aint broke…
What gets me upset is that no one has the decency to tell boxing that it’s all over for them, which is just plain mean. They’re like the last kid to be picked up at daycare. We keep telling them things are OK, and that they’re loved; but deep down we know that no one cares about them and someday they’ll probably die from asphyxiation in a refrigerator box.
Seriously ask yourself when is the last time you got together with the boys and watched a Pay per view boxing match? Who the hell is the heavyweight champ these days? Why don’t they make Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone fight in real life?
Maybe I’m wrong…I tend to be wrong a lot.
Have a super duper weekend! Call me…we really need to talk more.
Chadwick M Smith