Ten days past this year’s version of the Superbowl of boxing, a much written and talked about showdown between Manny Pacquaio and Shane Mosley, I am still wondering why major events of sweet science turn out to be major disappointments as of late. What happened to Hagler versus Hearns? Even though it was a battle that lasted less than three rounds, no one ever complained or asked for their money back; every one new they witnessed boxing history.
Fans booed last Saturday night’s action, if you could call it that. Few years ago, a much anticipated De La Hoya and Mayweather bout turned out to be nothing more than a sparring session. The blockbuster event between two undefeated stars in their prime, Oscar De Hoya and Felix Trinidad did not live up to the hype either. Is it that the expectations are to high? Or may be, by the time boxers become stars and make huge pay days, they are not that hungry any more? I have a hard time imagining that even if Pacquiao and Mayweather will take place that they would break the trend.