For Only $54.95, You Can Help Save Boxing From Extinction

This Saturday’s Pay-Per-View fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather is definitely going to be worth the buy, even if the fight doesn’t live up to the hype. Fights of this caliber are rare, so you’ve got to see them when they come around. Both fighters are going to be in great shape, both really dislike each other (read what Oscar and Floyd have to say) and there’s a lot at stake for each of their legacies in the sport.

But expecting that this fight is going to save the sport of boxing is silly. This fight will do huge business, and it should. Fights like this are few and far between, and that’s the problem. On Sunday it’s back to the same old, tired stuff. When Oscar and Floyd retire — possibly after this fight — boxing’s going to lose two of its last big draws. De La Hoya vs. Mayweather seems more of a last gasp than a resurrection.

My Pick: Mayweather by decision. Floyd’s just too fast for Oscar.

Give us your fight predictions in the comments! (Johnnysweeptheleg only follows martial arts, so we can’t count on him to comment.)

3 Comments

  1. I have to dig out my middle school “memory book” (high school was yearbook, middle school was the memory book). My 7th grade Health teacher was a dead ringer for Minor Circuit opponent Von Kaiser. If you could put him on the PPV undercard, I’m sure Mr. Schroeder would be forever thankful.

  2. Sorry, if Cobra Kai isn’t fighting, I am out of the loop.

    Boxing hasn’t been the same, ever since the likes of James “Bonecrusher” Smith, Larry Holmes, and Peter McNeely retired. But I am pretty good at playing Mike Tyson’s Punchout, still.

    Seriously, though, I agree that it goes the distance. Mayweather’s still quicker. But could lose the decision if the judges see this as more of an avoidance-tactic.

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