004. Mayweather vs Pacquiao
It was advertised as the “Fight Of The Century” and “Pound For Pound Greatness” but as you may know, it left quite a bit to be desired.
The hype even got Randy to do what he decided never to do again…. which was to buy another pay-per-view event. Listen to this episode to hear this impromptu analysis, recorded the morning after.
00:44 Randy disclosed that he is a big boxing fan. He has been watching boxing for almost 40 years. He has watched fights since 1920s, boxers like Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney. Going to the 40s Max Schleming and Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and Floyd Patterson.
02:14 On the Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight, Randy cannot decide if he was more disappointed on the fight or the fact that he got suckered into watching it.
03:03 Randy mentioned that the fight was a let down and explained that after the pay-per-view hits in, Floyd might get over $200 million and Manny well over $100 million.
03:32 The fighters finished the 12 rounds and it is estimated that Floyd made $138,000 per second based on 3 million pay-per-views.
03:57 Randy acknowledged that the Marketing for the bout was excellent. It was bang on because they got a lot of people who typically don’t get fight and they got him to watch and pay $100 for a pay-per-view.
04:24 Randy knows that this is the type of fight that fans are going to get for a fight that supposed to happen 7 years ago. It wasn’t the same Manny Pacquiao and Floyd was pretty much the same but he was being accused of picking his fighters at the right time.
05:09 Randy explained that these types of fights HURTS boxing. There are a lot of people who have watched and felt like they have been duped.
07:16 Randy explained that somewhere along the line, somebody put out the illusion that these athletes are like to be worshipped superhero level. It has started to become political.
09:34 Tamas asked who else benefits from these 8 digit salaries. How does it trickle down?
10:49 The audiences of these sports venues aren’t the same as they were once upon a time because of the amount of money that is involved. The celebrities are having a hard time getting in. Some of those tickets went as much as $40,000 and the lowest is around $2,000 for a fight that was nothing.
11:15 Randy hoped that people re-examine themselves and say “What the hell are paying this for?”
12:37 Randy pointed out that these fights are NOT WORTH IT. Nothing personal but the athletes are not worth it.
16: Randy mentioned that last nights fight hurt boxing. It just showed that were paying a ridiculous amount of money to watch something, to pay these fighters absolutely insane amounts of money and it is not worth it. It is overhyped, it is over everything and we have to bring it back to a more reasonable perspective.
17:03 Tamas mentioned that UFC is taking over boxing unless they pull their pants up, it is going to continue to happen.
18:51 People want to see Mayweather come up to middleweight.
19:21 What’s the learning from all of these? Don’t believe all the hype!