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Left-Hook Lounge: Rigondeaux/HBO, Matthysse/Garcia, & Ward/Golovkin!


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Mario R. (Atlanta, GA): HBO put pressure on Arum to make the Donaire/Rigondeaux fight, but have somewhat distanced themselves from Rigondeaux after he defeated the fighter they strongly supported? I know this is a sensitive issue, but would you attribute this to race, considering how difficult it has been to promote certain fighters? Vivek W. (ESB): Looking at this issue from 10,000ft, I think some would say it’s probably a mere coincidence. When we dig beneath the surface of this situation and get to the core, without doubt we have to acknowledge that this is a business, and investments have to be made in any business. When these networks have to shell out big dollars to put on a show, they’re going to make sure that investment is well spent. In the case of Rigondeaux, I think we have to realize that although he’s a Latin fighter, he’s a Cuban fighter. Cuban fighters don’t bring the same level of fan fare and fan buzz as most Latino fighters. In terms of money generated, it’s safe to say they (Cubano’s) bring in the least of Latino fighters; as Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Argentinean’s, and even the lesser celebrated Dominican’s of the sport [...] http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?i=ScFuvd1spJ8:g9QZetj78PI:D7DqB2pKExk http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=qj6IDK7rITs

 

 

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