All this talk about boxing being on the decline and MMA overtaking it as the greatest combat sport is hooey. I am a big fan of both MMA and boxing, probably actually a bigger fan of MMA, but I have to say I have never in my life been as excited for a fight as I am for De La Hoya v. Mayweather. I think its going to be one of the best fights in history.
The backstory behind the fight, the bad blood, the LEGENDARY fighters. Not to mention the incredible marketing. I think all promoters could take a lesson from the 24/7 show and put together a mini-series similar to it for big fights because it's very intriguing. When I was watching the episode last night I kept thinking "this is going to be epic"
People are saying this is boxings' last hoorah, but once these guys are gone, their promotions (namely Oscar's) will continue to put on great fights, for a long time. Boxing ain't dead. And it isn't going anywhere.