Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Jackie Kallen on Boxing: Free UFC Vs Manny Pacquiao PPV

By Jackie Kallen

Most boxing fans I’ve spoken to could care less if Fox is planning to show a free UFC card the same night as the Pacquaio PPV. They can DVR or TIVO the MMA fight if they really want to see it that bad. Besides, it will be over before Manny even steps into the ring.

This whole Boxing vs. MMA fiasco is getting old. Boxing has it’s fans and MMA has theirs. Maybe a top MMA card with Anderson Silva on it would attract a certain number of boxing fans, and I’m sure some MMA fans follow Pacquaio, but it is not an all-out war.

I agree that the whole MMA phenomenon has effected boxing’s box office. But a lot of that has to do with boxing itself. No star names, lousy decisions, and dull undercards have cut into the revenues. However, a true boxing fan will not forego watching Pacman to see two men lay on the canvas for an indeterminate length of time.

Instead of the boxing business blaming their problems on the competition that MMA may or may not be causing, I wish they’d look at how to make our sport better. Unfortunately, it is starting to feel like beating a dead horse to even discuss this subject.

Boxing needs to grow with the times. There is no more “Wide World of Sports” on ABC to showcase young boxers. CBS and NBC don’t offer free boxing the way they did 30 years ago. The whole sports world has evolved. Fans want superstars. Period.

Fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard developed in front of our eyes. By the time Leonard faced Hearns in 1981–he was a superstar. Mike Tyson put butts in the seats. Oscar put butts in the seats. Great face-offs between undefeated fighters put butts in the seats.

Until the heavyweight title reverts back to a dynamic American champ, or until Mayweather fights Pacquaio, boxing promoters will continue looking over their shoulders at the MMA promoters. But a little hard work will keep boxing in the driver’s seat.

Pacquaio/Mosley got 1.3 million buys in May 2011. UFC 100 got 1.6 million buys two years earlier. But over-all, if you add up the top 5 boxing PPV’s you’ll get 7,160,000 The top 5 MMA PPV’s only add up to 5,910,000. Boxing is still ahead.

It will be interesting to see if the live November UFC show even puts a dent into the Pacquaio PPV.

Jackie Kallen is a boxing manager who has been in the business for over three decades. Her life inspired the Meg Ryan film “Against the Ropes” and she was a part of the NBC series “The Contender.”,



  1. AlbertImipt

    06/25/2024 at 3:41 am

    pin up casino az pin up kazino
    pin up 306

  2. Williamfrumn

    06/26/2024 at 8:47 am

    reputable mexican pharmacies online: northern doctors – mexican rx online

  3. Williamfrumn

    06/26/2024 at 11:25 am

    mexican border pharmacies shipping to usa: reputable mexican pharmacies online – mexico pharmacy

  4. JeffreyMok

    06/26/2024 at 3:22 pm reputable mexican pharmacies online

  5. Williamfrumn

    06/26/2024 at 4:22 pm

    purple pharmacy mexico price list: mexican pharmacy online – buying prescription drugs in mexico online

  6. JeffreyMok

    06/26/2024 at 11:46 pm mexican pharmaceuticals online

  7. Williamfrumn

    06/27/2024 at 3:33 am

    buying from online mexican pharmacy: mexican pharmacy – medication from mexico pharmacy

  8. Williamfrumn

    06/27/2024 at 11:16 am

    purple pharmacy mexico price list: northern doctors – mexico pharmacy

  9. Williamfrumn

    06/28/2024 at 12:51 am

    best online pharmacies in mexico: northern doctors – mexican rx online

  10. Williamfrumn

    06/28/2024 at 10:15 pm

    mexican mail order pharmacies: northern doctors – mexican mail order pharmacies

  11. Ronnienop

    06/29/2024 at 6:38 am

    mexican online pharmacies prescription drugs [url=]mexican pharmacy[/url] pharmacies in mexico that ship to usa

  12. Stephenrhype

    06/29/2024 at 9:04 am

    medicine in mexico pharmacies: – buying from online mexican pharmacy

  13. Ronnienop

    06/29/2024 at 12:13 pm

    pharmacies in mexico that ship to usa [url=]cmq pharma[/url] buying prescription drugs in mexico

  14. DonaldBiono

    06/29/2024 at 4:06 pm

    п»їbest mexican online pharmacies mexican border pharmacies shipping to usa
    medicine in mexico pharmacies

  15. Ronnienop

    06/29/2024 at 11:57 pm

    pharmacies in mexico that ship to usa [url=]mexican pharmacy[/url] mexican mail order pharmacies

  16. Ronnienop

    07/02/2024 at 3:43 am

    mexico pharmacies prescription drugs [url=]mexican pharmacy online[/url] buying prescription drugs in mexico online

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Featured 2

By: Sean Crose IBF welterweight champion, Jaron “Boots” Ennis put his title on the line Saturday night in his hometown of Philadelphia against David...

Featured 2

By: Sean Crose Give Jake Paul this – the man keeps active. After a major July novelty bout with Mike Tyson was postponed (if...

Featured 2

By: Sean Crose Undisputed super bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue will return to the ring on September 3’d in his native Japan. The 27-0 Inoue...