Boxing Struggling For Bragging Rights!
Written by Emjay on November 11, 2019
Can we all agree that the hype around KSI v Logan Paul 2 was just that ….HYPE….nothing more! The fight was an utter slug fest between the 2 YouTubers that reminded me of a school-yard brawl rather than the main event headlining two legitimate World Title fights.
The initial knock down by KSI was deemed a slip by Paul and just when you thought that the officiating could not get any worse, the fourth round knock-down by Paul was deemed “holding & hitting” resulting in a 2-point deduction which would ultimately cost Logan Paul the fight – losing by split decision.
Officiating aside, what the hell is going on in the sport of boxing that it requires the promotion of a fight that ultimately showed all the finesse of a bulldog eating porridge.
How can Eddie Hearn claim that KSI v Paul 2 was a positive for boxing, oh right, he is the same guy that allowed a meat-head on PED’s to step into a ring with another fighter without disclosing the fact that there had been an adverse drug result BEFORE the fight! By the way, Eddie Hearn is also the type of guy that tells the world that KSI v Paul was the most viewed live fight that DAZN have put on so far, doing more pay-per-view buys than Joshua v Ruiz Jr.
What he doesn’t say is that it was half the price!
So now let’s discount both referee Jack Reese and Eddie Hearn and focus on the real burning platform;
- Both KSI and Logan Paul earned more for their 6-round debacle than the undefeatedBilly Joe Saunders did on the night?
- The ‘YouTube Championship Belt’ – a gaudy strap of glittering gold and red – was cheap and nasty-looking, and in the greater boxing scheme of things, means absolutely nothing. Especially if one considers for a moment the fact that on the undercard, Billy Joe Saunders defended his WBO super-middleweight title – albeit in unconvincing fashion – for the first time by stopping Marcelo Coceres with an 11thround KO, while earlier, Devin Haney defended his WBC lightweight strap by outpointing Alfredo Santiago.
Its clear that Boxing’s magic is floundering, the recent delaying of the WBO Light Heavyweight Title fight between Alvarez and Kovalev until the completion of the BMF Title fight at UFC 244, that theCanelo-Kovalev fight drew less views than the Jacobs Fight and now this – people paying money to see a fight between two celebrity novices who clearly cannot box – is confirming more and more that the sweet science of Boxing is gradually becoming a side order.