Death is inevitable and everything is a cycle.
After Manny’s 8th masterful rounds of boxing against golden boy Oscar Delahoya the undefeated Welsh man Joe Calzaghe stole the main stream as he was heard all over the world with his comments on boxing which he solely describe as a dying sport.
After winning against former champion Roy Jones Jr. which resulted in a measly PPV buys and escaping a split decision win against Bernard Hopkins with a decent PPV outing. Joe Calzaghe has proven his worth but people are picky with whom and who to watch with the economy struggling into bigger heights. Joe is an undefeated fighter in 46 fights and whose fights are mostly on his turf started to gain recognition when he beat Jeff Lacy and went on to a unification bout against Mikel Kessler. Adding two future hall of famers to his already impressive resume with the likes of Hopkins and Jones is an amazing feat but people choose to watch fighters who fights in a telephone booth, fighters who give their all and will fight toe to toe with a warrior’s mentality.
Joe at age 36 doesn’t want to end up like Oscar De La Hoya he just couldn’t see himself being battered and served as a punching bag against a smaller, younger and hungrier fighter but it also doesn’t give him the right to bash on the sport he started and earned his recognition as boxing’s great. With the emergence of Mixed Martial Arts and the promotional battles among promoters in boxing the sport is slowly loosing its luster. Boxing will never be the same again without Oscar but like Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez and Ali where we thought boxing will never be the same without them.
Boxing is one of the oldest sport in history and through thick and thin people will always support the sport they grew up and love. No Joe boxing is not dead maybe careers or your career is coming to an end but its like life and death, everything is a cycle… Legends come and go and when they do another superstar will emerge.