I did not know about this. Thanks for posting. I wonder if boxing will ever again be as good as it was in the 20th century?
I've been to a lot of "big" athletic events, but there was - and never will again be - anything so electric as boxing matches for the undisputed
Heavyweight Championship of the World.
The last such fight I attended was Spinks v. Tyson in AC. Tyson was more than "ready to rumble" that night; he put Spinks down for the first time with a body shot that sounded like a shotgun going off! That seat cost ten bucks for every second of action but was the best value for any ticket I ever bought before or since.
As a young college professor I wasn't financially able to attend any of the Ali-Frazier trilogy but I listened to them on the radio. In many ways listening to a fight on the radio was even better than seeing it on T.V. or even "closed circuit", especially with Don Dunphy painting the stage for the theatre of the mind.
I never thought the day would come when I wouldn't know who the Heavyweight Champion is. Yet here we are. And that really sucks.
Thanks to Don King and his merry band of crooks and co-conspirators we'll never see (or hear, or feel) anything like that again. Every time I see that grinning, fat felon waving and wearing American flags on O'Reilly I feel like throwing a shoe at the 60".
That ^&(%^*$ killed the Golden Goose, sliced it open, and stole the last egg.