By Bombo Ponciano ‘John’ Melo Jr -September 17, 2020 | 7:36 AM
UFC President Dana White took a shot to the sport of boxing after its ratings continue to go down due to the pandemic coronavirus disease.
White was confident on his tirade and conclusion that boxing is in danger unlike his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) who elevated its ratings and overcame the adversity during this time.
This is how he explained why boxing is looking like a failure right now.
“The number one reason is because these promoters that have been doing this for 30-40 years never invested money back into the sport.”
“Every boxing match that is going on is a going out of business sale. Let’s get as much money as possible out of these people and get the —- out of town’. That’s a boxing match and that is just not how you run a business. That’s not how you build a sport and that is not how you create longevity within your sport.”
Currently UFC is in good position and is actually thriving.
How will boxing respond? Promoters are desperately trying to ink big fights but were forced to move on a later date to assure the safety and other concerns.
Unlike UFC which held several big fights already. They brought entertainment to the fans at home that resulted to their success.
For boxing, there will be no Manny Pacquiao fight this year, Canelo Alvarez is also unlikely to fight due to his filed charges against his promoter and broadcast partner.
Boxing promoters really need to think on how they will get up from this slump to end the suffering of the sport.