Haye vs. Chisora: Controversy Will Sell Fights Long After Mayweather Retires

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Haye vs. Chisora: Controversy Will Sell Fights Long After Mayweather Retires
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David Chisora (right) sits calmly during the press conference to announce his fight with rival David Haye.

David Haye vs. Dereck Chisora just sold 17,000 tickets. If boxing is dead, it's making for a mighty fine corpse.

Haye is decently famous in Britain, but not enough to sell 17,000 tickets on his own. Chisora is not a ticket seller at all. So why are so many people buying tickets to a freshly announced fight?

Controversy.

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are sold to the public as the main attractions to pay attention to in boxing.

But who will light the torch that Father Time will force the wrinkling hands of Mayweather and Pacquiao to drop?

I say Father Time's younger relative, Cousin Controversy, will help keep boxing alive.

Here's how.

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