Boxing's Last Gasp

Finally, after putting it off for a couple of weeks, we sat down and watched all episodes of "De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7" last night; enough people had told us we were required to take a look that we sucked it up. And we agree with Robert Weintraub from Slate: It is more fun than anything involving boxing has any right to be anymore. It's obviously stilted, and it's promoting a fight that's not going to be nearly as evenly matched as everyone wants it to be, but it's entertaining television, and that's something boxing hasn't been for quite some time.

The fight itself is likely to disappoint, which is a shame, because, as has been pointed out, this is likely the last time boxing will be relevant in the distant future. As Unsilent puts it in his No Mas post, "It's not that I don't like the Golden Boy, I just happen to enjoy watching people punch him." That's what will happen, and then the reality shows will fade and we'll all go back to watching UFC, if you're into that. Or, you know, baseball or something.

Oscar Floyd, Unsilent Edition [No Mas]
The Best Damn Sports Show, Period [Slate]
Boxing Is Almost Down For The Count [ESPN]
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