After the fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua against Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. no doubt, boxing is slowly killing itself.
Boxing promoters or the fighters themselves need to take a good, hard look at why they keep failing to make the fights fans want.
Pay Per View is on the rise again now. Every top ten fighter seems to believe they deserve to campaign on a paid platform.
It’s the Netflix season of boxing, and it doesn’t help that the big games are played. Many platforms, and people want to make money from boxers.
Why aren’t boxing games made better?
But the bigger picture will bring the fact that these great boxers can do more in one fight than a series of fights that no one cares about.
Fury vs Joshua should go over the line. There are no two ways about it. All Britons have no choice in their own country.
As for Spence vs Crawford, the impossibility of a new PPV environment ruining the ending makes the collapse even more terrifying.
They have been talking for months. So what could be holding back?
It takes no thought and is just another example of why fans turn off from boxing and move elsewhere to other fighting sports.
What’s even more surprising is that the current format of the game will see fans turn to YouTube boxing with the addition of more Pay Per View.
Although they are not professional, YouTubers do not charge less for views. Most importantly, they don’t avoid each other.
YouTube fans are looking for a fight between the two wrestlers, and they usually get it.
That’s about as much praise as I can give this entity at the moment.
Boxing is broken
Boxing can’t put two fighters that fans love in the ropes. It proves to be an impossible goal.
Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia could save the day if this clash is made, but even that is far from certain.
Out of the five most wanted fights for 2022, we might get one if we’re lucky.
Boxing has been breaking for a long time. And whether we need a shake-up of promoters or fighters need more coaching and advice from good managers are questions that need answers.
I spent twelve and a half years writing about this sport and watched boxing for a quarter of a century before that. I’ve never known a time like this where no one expected the fight they wanted to have to happen.
We live in a mess when advertisers throw us bones and expect us to be happy. Well, we are not, and we want to fight better now.
The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.
WBN editor Phil Jay has over a decade of boxing news experience. After that, follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews, Instagram, and Twitter @world news.