Boxing Needs Manny Pacquiao to Revive Declining Public Interest in the Sport
There may come a time when promoters like Bob Arum and Oscar de la Hoya will one day refuse to promote a boxing fight if the public will not buy pay-per-view subscriptions or tickets for a boxing show.
This grim scenario will become a reality sooner than everyone can think about. And when that happens, boxing will die with it, resulting in massive unemployment to people who are dependent on the sport for their livelihood.
Paying fans, especially those who buy pay-per-view tickets for private viewing, are now pushing the alarm button, telling boxers and promoters they may no longer buy tickets if they are given inferior, botched and boring fights.
An indication the fans are feed up is the feedback media is getting from the audience during the Nonito Donaire vs Omar Narvaez fight at the Madison Square Garden. A lot of bull sh…ts and more harsher words for fighters and promoters have been heard from the live audience and we all know Bob Arum and the fighters heard them loud and clear.