I just saw a Muhammed Ali, Oscar Bonaventure fight on ESPN from the 70’s. Ali did his dancing, his rope a dope, Bonaventure had wild hooks that occasionally connected. Ali dazed and then knocked out Bonaventure after a dozen plus rounds. Howard Cosell and the post-fight interview with Ali was entertaining, with their unique speech inflections.
Mike Tyson in his heyday generated a type of buzz that is largely absent these days. When I watch a fight on TV, it’s two guys mostly hugging each other. Where has the grace, artistry, and buzz gone to?
The last time I got even remotely excited about boxing was this Flash game… and I was fighting breakfast foods http://www.frusion.com/game.asp