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Floyd Mayweather Must Fight Manny Pacquiao...

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 02 Jan 2015

Boxing in 2015: Floyd Mayweather must fight Manny Pacquiao and look out for Terence Crawford

Gareth A Davies outlines his manifesto for the sport, key dates and ones to watch

By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph

1. Get the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight signed. It’s time for the sanctioning bodies, promoters and television companies to call a truce so that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally face each other in a boxing ring. If not, it will only underline to the sports world that boxing cannot be policed, and can be predicated around greed. In other sports, we are guaranteed to see the best compete against the best. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, for example, have played each other more than 30 times, and they are two great tennis players in this era. Without a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, it simply shows not athletic brilliance, but the greed of the unbeaten record, or because neither promoter wants to lose their commodity or cash cow. It is patently wrong.

2. For the World Boxing Council to rid itself of ‘open scoring’ in championship bouts after every four rounds. It ruins the drama of the result being read out…

3. For amateur boxing to stay as ‘amateur boxing’, instead of the quasi-professional set-up it has created with the World Series of Boxing.

4. For terrestrial television – BBC and ITV - to make a return to showing major fights, with Channel 5 showing that viewing numbers for boxing are seriously worth noting.

5. For Wladimir Klitschko to return to the USA and prove that he is one of the great heavyweight champions. It is time the heavyweight division returned to its former glory....


hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 05 Jan 2015

1. still seems a way off doesn't it.

2. yeah get rid of it.

3. whatever. :D

4. terrestrial tv getting involved with boxing again. :lol:

5. maybe a deontay wilder fight stateside is viable. aside from that germany it is for now.

6. ppv should be big big massive fights and not fucking bellew-clev. goes without saying really.

7. another company who knows it don't make dollars & cents. :P

8. dream on gareth. :D

9. judging is very subjective. a judge being held to more account is never a bad thing of course.

crawford vs garcia sounds good for 2015.


This ponce need to stick to UFC and pipe the fuck down.

BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 07 Jan 2015

Like BBC and ITV will showing boxing again. :lol: