Boxing, While It's Still Around

Big Crowd Be Damned, UFC Still > Boxing

Was way too inebriated busy Saturday night to catch the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey fight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. But from what I'm hearing it's about what I expected: Lotsa style. Zero substance.

A crowd of almost 51,000 packed the place, which is another smashing success for Jerry Jones and his magnetic sports cathedral. Heard Jerry even saying that for a potential Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight he predicts a crowd that would break the building's record - 108,000 for last month's NBA All-Star Game.

I didn't go, so if you went to the fight and I'm wrong let me know. But from Barry Horn's recap in Dallas' Only Daily, the bigger, stronger Clottey made $2.5 million for essentially playing rope-a-dope. He uses phrases like "a fight almost broke out in the third round", "lousy fight" and "sparring sessions offer more drama."

Like I've said - and written - before ...

Mixed Martial Arts is more violent, with more variety, than boring old boxing.

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Richie Whitt
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