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 Posted: Wed Feb 20th, 2019 11:52 pm
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Papa Voo



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beejmi wrote: I always felt that boxing did itself in by becoming a PPV sport



When 'we all' were growing up, on Wide World Of Sports, there was 'free boxing' every weekend. Not big fights but you got to see the names and personalities like Ken Norton, Ernie Shavers and Joe Frazier and you grew to like them and their 'styles'.


I couldn't name 3 heavyweight boxers right now if I tried.


I remember one of the first PPVs that I remember was Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney. 

You are also right about the personalities.  It was like wrestling to an extent.  Earnie Shavers had no chance of winning a technical match; he could only win by putting somebody in La-La Land.  

Another thing that has been lost from our younger years. 

Last edited on Wed Feb 20th, 2019 11:53 pm by Papa Voo



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