Ring Magazine publishers renege on their Canelo decision, belatedly stripping him of their version of the lineal title

https://www.ringtv.com/537612-ring-ratings-update-a-letter-from-the-publisher/

A reminder of what came before in this latest embarrassment for Ring Magazine:

https://pound4poundireland.wordpress.com/2018/05/13/ring-magazine-editorial-staff-overruled-by-golden-boy-and-forced-to-keep-canelo-alvarez-as-champion-despite-failed-tests-final-nail-in-the-coffin-of-the-publications-credibility-doug-fischer-addre/

 

June 15th’s Random Boxing Rants

Sanctioning body hilarity: WBC currently ranks Kongfah CP Freshmart #30 at flyweight, and Jakkrawut Majoogoen #35.

The problem? They are the same boxer.

The WBO did this in the past with Pornsawan Porpramook/Pornsawan Kratingdaenggym and the IBF did it with Omar Nino/Omar Nino Romero.

 

Chisora-Takam is a fun fight, but the Whyte-Parker card simply isn’t Sky Box Office PPV worthy.

Sky haven’t been delivering up to standard this year with their domestic TV cards. All of the real quality has seemed to go on PPV.

 

I still think Joshua-Povetkin probably happends next.

On the other hand, I’m pleasantly surprised that Canelo-GGG II was made for September, and the (non) drama of negotiations didn’t drag on into 2019.

 

Reading between the lines, it seems like DAZN will secure the US rights to the next season of World Boxing Super Series, which will feature three weight classes.

Pretty cool for Stateside fans.

 

Fury-Seferi, from the comical weigh-in antics to the in-ring masturbation gestures and outside-the-ring crowd brawls, was as bad as could have been expected.

I struggle to think of a worse televised main event that I have ever seen.

Can anyone think of one? Please comment.

 

The state of Frampton’s Windsor Park opponent for August (with Fury versus bum on undercard) is sure to be ugly.

Unknown Luke Jackson is the rumoured frontrunner.

Not exactly the stadium fight we were all clamouring for, or the boxer Frampton would have envisaged facing in his dream venue.

Anthony Yarde vs. Dariusz Sek is also woeful from Frank Warren and co.

 

Ultimately, there’s a hell of a lot of boxing on UK and Irish TV these days.

Leaving PPV aside, Sky, Dave, Channel 5, Boxnation, BT, Eir Sport, TG4, S4C, Spike, ITV and others I’m sure I’m forgetting are all providing cards.

But how many of the fights we really want to see are being made available to us without having to fork out extra?

Not enough, in my opinion.

Sky PPV when it’s merited is one thing, but Whyte-Parker, the offerings from ITV PPV and what I fear we’ll get from BT PPV (Fury-Charr, anyone?) are taking the piss & cynically exploiting the growth of British boxing.

Vote with your wallets, people. I, for one, refuse to buy PPV when it’s not value for money.