Friday, December 07, 2007

Boxing: Nothing but a Vegas show

Over here in the UK (I head back home in the morning), tomorrow night's welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather and Brit Ricky Hatton is 24x7 news.

I just caught live the weigh-in for the fight, and, as is de rigeur for these events, the two faced each other with noses touching trying to look like the biggest bad-asses they can be. It's all show, and it's no coincidence that all the big fights take place in Las Vegas, home of Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, Celine Dion and all the other glitzy shows.

Just once, I'd like to see two boxers in a pre-bout hype event high five each other and say, "Hey, how the hell ya doin'?".

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