Sunday, November 07, 2010

No Holds Barred: Lopez-Marquez, Johnson-Green, More on the Real State of Boxing

Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman reviews some of the latest thrilling and galling developments in boxing.

We discuss the TKO victory by featherweight Juan Manuel Lopez over Rafael Marquez and the knockout by now-super middleweight Glen Johnson over Allan Green on Saturday, November 6, and what they mean for boxing. We analyze the rejuvenation of the Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament on Showtime, and the implications of unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute signing to fight on Showtime. We also expose the dangers that promoting the Lopez-Marquez fight as one which featured "the Puerto Rico-Mexico boxing rivalry" poses to both boxing and society in general. And we explain how more of the recent actions of the promoters, networks, and boxing media have only hastened boxing's doom, especially in the U.S.

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