Kathy Duva on Mayweather-McGregor

By Robert Ecksel on August 25, 2017
Kathy Duva on Mayweather-McGregor
“The casual fans we want to bring into the tent are going to be disappointed again.”

Duva thinks the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is bad for boxing. “Of course it’s bad for boxing…”

Kathy Duva of Main Events thinks the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is bad for boxing.

“Of course it’s bad for boxing,” Duva told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s going to suck up all the air in the room. You’re all going to write about it. People will get all excited. And the casual fans we always want to bring into the tent are going to be disappointed again.

“It’s going to be years before they want to see another boxing event.”

Duva’s no diva. I respect her analysis. I also share her concern

“It’s not a boxing event,” she said. “It’s a spectacle.”

But every cloud has a silver lining.

“On the other hand, when this is over and this fight ends up the way I expect it will, the next time somebody asks me, ‘MMA or boxing, what’s the better sport?’ I’ll say, ‘We know who the bad asses are because Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor just got their asses kicked by two boxers.’

“We’ll have that to cling to.”

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  1. Robert Buckley 06:07am, 08/24/2017

    Mayweather easy

    https://youtu.be/mtJPih0ATms

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