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Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Whole World Wasn’t Watching 

Boo again to the American TV networks for not buying Saturday's fight card in Las Vegas headlined by welterweight slugger Antonio Margarito and undefeated light flyweight Brian Viloria.

Both fighters are ranked at or near the top of their respective weight classes by the independent boxing rankings. All descriptions of these fights, including Margarito's 74-second blowout of Manuel Gomez and Viloria's 12-round unanimous decision over Jose Antonio Aguirre, made them sound interesting in their own ways. And both headliners usually provide an entertaining show.

But the fight was consigned to pay$per$view, and for about 40 bucks at that for a show headlined by excellent but not that well-known fighters facing less than top-notch opposition in their bouts. With more pay$per$views than there are crooked politicians and business execs, I know I was far from alone in passing on this one.

Tim McGraw advised the world to "Live Like You Were Dying". Boxing is dying but living like it wants to accelerate its demise.

When the promoters and network suits can't put their half-brains together to create a show featuring fighters like Margarito and Viloria, then maybe it's time to take a short break from country music and dig out some Mozart.

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