Great undercard for floyd jr/dlh

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  1. mikE

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    from fightnews:
    "[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]In addition to De La Hoya-Mayweather, the 54.95 pay-per-view telecast will also feature two other fights, featherweight Rocky Juarez against Jose Hernandez and super bantamweights Rey Bautista against Sergio Medina."

    I mean, come the fuck on. You have the chance to expose millions of potential new fans to some of your fighters and you give us this? Add to this that we all know that the main event could be uneventful and the potential to leave people with a bad taste in their mouths after spending $55 bucks at home (or a lot more in person) is just too great.

    It's not like DLH doesn't have some good fighters, either. This is just poor management. Give Don King a main event like this and 90% of the time he floods the undercard with meaningful, interesting title fights. Hell, he would have untelevised title fights or the old teaser fight shown on network tv earlier in the day to get the card started.

    All the eggs are in one basket here. I hope it works out.
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  2. Arben

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    You're preaching to the choir.
     
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    juarez-hernandez might turn out to be a war.
     
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    That's awful! :shit:


    You're right, this would be the perfect oppurtunity to showcase some good fights and bring some new fans into the sport.

    They should also have at least 4-5 fights for an event like this. Stupid short term greedy fucks. I can blame De La Hoya for this one. He's going to be making so much goddamn money on this fight he could afford to short change himself a Mill or two and put on a really awesome card.
     
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    dsimon writes:

    Instead we get a bunch of jockeys with gloves on... Fuck all. I guess in this manner the main event becomes like the heavyweights.
     
  6. Father of Muzse

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    To watch in HD, isn't it $64.99?
     
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    I have been thinking the same thing since the undercard came out. This would have been an ideal card to put a tune up fight for Mosely on. Build a bit of drama for a Mosely-Mayweather fight. But you are right, Golden Boy has plenty of fighters to put a class A undercard together. This one is just :shit:
     
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    There is no reason that they couldnt have added something like Guzman-Katisdis as the co main with the rest.
     
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    No one is going to like to hear this, but with a fight of this magnitude...does the undercard really matter?
     
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    A StingerKarl vs Steve_Dave on the undercard would rock! We'd ALL buy that for sure.:clap:
     
  11. Hanzy

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    For marketing the sport of boxing to potential new young fans, probably so. Especially considering the fact that DLH/Floyd could be a major bust. There's a great chance DLH/Mayweather will be a joke and thus hurting the sport even moreso. But that's just my stance.:dunno:
     
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    It does when we are trying to bring new fans to the sport, DLH-Mayweather could possibly be boring as hell, the mainstream fans should have at least something exciting to keep their interest just in case the main event does flop, which with Floyd can happen.
     
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    How many times has Floyd had a boring fight?

    Floyd-Burton was exciting
    Floyd-Judah was entertaining
    Floyd-NDou was GREAT
    Floyd-Castillo 1 was exciting
    Floyd-Chavez was exciting
    Floyd-Soza was exciting
    Floyd-Gatti was exciting, even though it was grossy one-sided (not Floyd's fault)
    Floyd-Corrales (see above)

    It's only Castillo 2 and Baldomir that were relatively unexciting...but a GREAT fighter always has an unexciting (risk free) fight every now and then....simply because they can.

    Again Oscar..TRUST ME....it will not be boring..
     
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    If my cable bill is going to double that month. Hell yeah!
     
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    Would you have paid 60 bucks to see any of those, unless you were in the arena. :dunno:
     
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    Mayweather-Sosa was OK at best. It was fun to watch if you enjoy watching a fighter's defensive skills and a jabbing clinic, but I don't think most fans care for that. The Goyo Vargas fight was dull too. The first few rounds of the Carlos Hernandez fight was good, but once Floyd hurt his hand, it became rather boring.

    I agree that Floyd gets a bad rap for being dull, he has his entertaining fights as well as his boring ones, but I'm not sure if the styles mesh well for a good fight. Oscar can be exciting but he has his share of stinkers too, often in very big fights.
     
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    Well using that example, would anybody here have paid the $60-$80 price tags to see most of Mike Tyson's crappy ass fights on PPV? Crap like Tyson/Savarese, Tyson/Orlin Norris, Tyson/Seldon, Tyson/McNeely, etc? In hindsight, alot of the guy's fights were absolute trash, robbing the public of their money.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I've been thinking. Guzman-Katsidis should have been on this card and Juarez-Hernandez on Boxing After Dark. But anyway, even though the undercard may not be what it should be for a fight of this magnitude, it should still at least produce some fireworks. I think Juarez-Hernadez will have some good two way action, ending with a Juarez KO. Never seen Medina, so I don't know exactly what he brings to the table for Boom Boom...but Boom Boom is always fun to watch.
     
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    I know I didn't. I'll be getting this fight somehow. I usually only pay for like 1 or 2 PPV's a year and this is one of them. I just wish they made the whole event more relavent then it is. The money is there for a great undercard with recognizable names and meaningful fights.
     
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    No denying that Noble. Hell just imagine if they had an undercard of Hopkins/Winky and Mosley/Margarito or something? They'd be blowing sh*t up at the box office.
     
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  22. Hanzy

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    Why not just use an FTA receiver?
     
  23. TFK

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    $55 for a fight that a lot of fans think is gonna be boring, and crap on an undercard.

    Once again, boxing is it's own worst enemy.

    TFK
     
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    Golden Boy should have showcased their best prospects.

    Abner Mares just fought a few weeks ago, he should have been on the undercard.
     
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    and even if he or other prospects are not, they've known this date was gonna be set for months in advance, why not have another of their big names highlight the undercard. Rocky Juarez and Rey Bautista??
     
  26. Father of Muzse

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    The Guzman fight would have been good to have on this undercard as well.
     
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    yeah, god only knows how that prospective abortion is gettin its own night
     
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    I'm ordering it regardless. Sure it's nice to have some good undercard fights, but I'm paying for the main event, not the undercard.
     
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    See, now that's what I'M talking about! :cool:
     
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    but isn't that a problem. This is a card that people know is gonna sell HEAVY. Its a great opportunity to get the casual fans into the sport. Can you imagine if a fight like Miranda Pavlik was on this undercard?

    Events like this are boxing's opportunity to branch out and grab some of the casual people who will only watch a DLH/Mayweather calibur fight.
     

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