Donaire vs. Narvaez: A Lackluster Bout Proves Boxing Needs Major Fight

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IOctober 23, 2011

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 22:  (R-L) Omar Narvaez of Argentina connects with a right to Nonito Donaire of the Philippines in the WBC, WBO World Bantamweight Titles bout at Madison Square Garden on October 22, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Saturday's bout between Nonito Donaire and Omar Narvaez was yet another main event that failed to live up to expectations, proving that boxing desperately needs a major bout between premier fighters to get some excitement injected into the sport.

The main event on Saturday was arguably the worst fight of the night, which cannot happen.

What boxing needs is a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao bout, which we may never see, but even if those two don't square off in a historic match, each of them needs to fight more.

They are two prominent fighters that even the casual fan who rarely watches boxing would feel compelled to watch fight.

Another idea that would help is having the entire night's card be made up of talented fighters, and not just a few big names.

Having exciting boxers who are trying to prove themselves in the sport with so much to gain would make for really exciting fights, and would raise the level of interest in boxing.

The amount of lackluster fights, combined with controversial endings (such as Mayweather's victory versus Ortiz), proves boxing needs a massive fight to not only satisfy the hardcore fans, but attract the causal fans who would surely turn in to see a big fight with marquee names.

The reason people love to watch boxers like Pacquiao is because he gives you at least one moment in every fight where you're like, "did you see that!" He also turns in some knockouts of the year nearly quite often.

Mayweather and Pacquiao give us the sensational and exciting moments the sport of boxing thrives on, and without them, there aren't enough of those highlight moments.

Boxing needs a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight badly, but more importantly it needs other fighters who are able to step up and become the stars and dominant forces that Mayweather and Pacquiao currently are.