Chisora & Haye to face lifetime bans?
Oh dear, 2 aching average heavyweights no longer cluttering up the place. What ashame!
Seriously, after the Klitchsko's retire I question if there's any genuine point in the HW division!
There isn't really much point in the Heavyweight division now if you ask me, there hasn't since Lewis retired. Boxing as a whole, is in the worst shape its ever been in.
Chisora shouldn't have had a title shot in the first place. He was on a two fight losing streak, despite the judging issue he had in his last fight. If Haye had beaten Wlad, it may have shaken things up a little but he fell short. It doesn't make any sense why he was fighting Vitali anyway, records mean less and less, and in boxing you can't take them seriously due to the hand picking of opponents to bolster each fighters resume.
The simple fact of the matter, is the Klitschko's are the best in a really bad bunch and there doesn't seem to be anyone else to challenge them and they know how to win.
Boxing has too many champions in each division and too many organizations hold power, as do the promoters. It is crazy there are 4 or 5 champions who are all answerable to a different organization. I know it is a cliche, but MMA is taking over in terms of competitive fighting. The UFC have been doing the right thing. One belt, one match maker. You defend your belt against the best. No arguments.
How long have been Mayweather and Pacquiao been circling each other? It is the one superfight that could generate more interest than any MMA fight, even more Anderson against GSP. It won't happen because each of them have too much to lose.
If Haye and Chisora are banned, it'll make no difference. Chisora is average at best and Haye is still retired as far as we know. Chisora acted like a fool before and after the fight. Boxing is supposed to be gallant sport. Plus Chisora lost to the guy who did this to himself.
Watched a program a few months back about the state of Heavyweight boxing in the US. Apparently very few big guys take up the sport anymore because the lure of the potential earnings in American Football and Basketball are much better and the system to get there (i.e College programs) are far better supported.
Showed a guy who had set up a specific Heavyweight boxing program to grab athletes that had failed to make the pro's from college and training them up as boxers. An honorable sentiment but not convinced you can grab a guy in his early 20's and expect him to be a decent pro in a reasonable time. Most boxers start training when they're young lads!
I don't think you can be a world class boxer, if you start in your 20s, that's crazy. Unless you have some other training in say, kick boxing.
I've got a friend, who is pretty good at snooker, started playing in his early teens. He was told he would never make it as a professional because he started too late.
America hasn't had a decent representative at HW since Holyfield and I can understand how the lure of boxing isn't as strong because of other sports.
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