Yet again, boxing's failure is MMA’s gain, with the underwhelming David Haye vs. Wladimir Klitschko affair, touted as the biggest boxing bout in a decade, only serving to bolster the brilliance of UFC 132. It was only a matter of weeks ago that UFC 129, the organisation’s first ever stadium-held event, completely overshadowed the lacklustre encounter between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley.
As alluded to in my piece regarding MMA being better to the fans than boxing, it is now reaching the point wherein boxing is proving equally as good an advert for MMA as a stellar UFC card. Inadvertently, MMA’s pugilistic predecessor is playing right into Dana’s hands, and rendering Dana’s ill-fated predictions about the demise of boxing ominously prophetic.
As much as Dana professes he would love boxing to thrive, the prevalence of a robotic/uninspiring Klitschko in a largely drab affair must have been covertly welcomed by Messrs White and Fertitta.
Yet again it was Vegas, and not Hamburg, that proved itself the prime real-estate location where bungalows are actually thrown and not just threatened.
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