Im not going to derail this thread but boxing has been 10 minutes away from death for like 20 years now. It's not happeningPayrodsFirstClutchHit said:This would have been a true "super fight" 5 years ago. Now it will be a over-hyped match with past their prime boxers in a sport that is 10 minutes from fading into obscurity.
I will have a one month old in my house so there needs to be a bash if anyone is in town for this.Mark Schofield said:That Saturday will have MLB games (including Yankees at Fenway) Rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft, Saturday of the World Golf Championships, Kentucky Derby, and Floyd-Pacman. That is a fucking day. Even my wife was impressed at that lineup.
I'd love to hear your rationale for anything in this post, because in what I'm guessing is my much more qualified opinion everything in this post is incorrect.PayrodsFirstClutchHit said:This would have been a true "super fight" 5 years ago. Now it will be a over-hyped match with past their prime boxers in a sport that is 10 minutes from fading into obscurity.
Yes. This will be the biggest fight in boxing history. Both men will make more on a single day than any other athlete. Not a bad death rattle.ElUno20 said:Oddly enough i think this is a bigger fight now. Not better boxing wise but the what ifs of the past 5 years have actualy made these 2 bigger stars.
ElUno20 said:Manny is a little dude, floyd looked like a giant next to him.
Myt1 said:What would you put the line at?
Marciano490 said:Hell, what percentage of people - even middle class and above - would engage in a Burr-Hamilton style pistol duel for that kind of cash?
Marciano490 said:Those projections just underscore how crazy it is this fight took so long to come together. I'm trying to think of another example where people would leave that much money on the table in a legal venture. Hell, what percentage of people - even middle class and above - would engage in a Burr-Hamilton style pistol duel for that kind of cash?
Infield Infidel said:
Forget how long, they could have had two or three fights. If the first two were split, it would be pushing a billion dollars.
And his bank account level questioned.Marciano490 said:
Another good point, but I think there's still time for a trilogy assuming the first fight makes that marketable. Floyd has slowed down a bit, but he's taken so little damage in his career, and has such a high, Hopkins-esque boxing IQ that, if the hunger's there, he should be able to fight at a very high level for another 3-5 years. Manny's obviously suffered more knockdowns and hard shots, but is a couple years younger and still in prime shape. Of course, he's had his motivation level questioned for a few years running now.