I’m a fan of Maxboxing.com, it maintains a high standard of editorial control and has worked hard to establish its credibility amongst the raft of boxing sites that have emerged over the past five years. To this reader at least, the site has made the step up and is comparable with some of its esteemed printed contemporaries. With this respect underlined, I found Dougie Fischer’s article on Floyd Mayweather’s need to beat Oscar for his own legacy but also to provide a bridge of sorts to the mainstream fan to whom he remains a unknown quantity, an interesting piece.
It is old ground on two counts; first that the sport of boxing is on a downward spiral and secondly that the fight on Saturday represent the final opportunity to engage a public increasingly lost to a sport that once stood shoulder to shoulder with baseball as the American’s premier past-times. Comparisons with Sugar Ray Leonard are nothing new in Mayweather’s career but Dougie takes a new angle to underline the importance and historical significance of the bout.
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