Steve Kim from maxboxing talks about the upcoming Floyd Mayweather fight vs Victor Ortiz, and who he thinks will be the next big star in boxing. Now for the fights that are coming up, did I hear you correctly that the word on the street is Mayweather’s purse against Victor Ortiz is 40 million dollars? Yeah there are a lot of rumors about that, and I heard that figure from lot of sources. Yeah, the word on the street is that Mayweather’s purse for the fight with Ortiz is around 40 million, and if that’s true, the fight will need to do about 1.7 to 1.8 million to do any kind of business. It’s interesting that they are giving Floyd a guarantee money on a PPV fight. Let’s see how it plays out. Do you happen to know what Victor might be getting? I am hearing 2.5 million. Wow. That’s pretty good for Victor. How you see that fight playing out? I think early on Victor might be dangerous, historically Mayweather has had some problems with southpaws, and I think Victor is a legit welterweight who is a lefty. I mean you saw how much bigger and stronger Victor was against Andre Berto, but unless Mayweather has all of a sudden gotten old…. Listen there is a reason why Mayweather is 8 to 1 favorite. Is there a punchers chance for Victor? Yes. But the thing with Ortiz is that he gets hits with straight rights frequently because he keeps circling toward his left, and it’s a tactical flaw they have yet to correct with him. And I always said this Mayweather is not the greatest fighter in the world but he is the greatest manager in the world, and he has a keen eye [...]
Steve Kim from maxboxing talks about the state of boxing, how UFC is actually good for the sport, and his recent run in with the boxing promoter Dan Goossen. Did you watch a lot of boxing as a kid? And do you think the sport of boxing is missing out by always being on prime cable or PPV. Back when I grew up, you just watched boxing because it was on network TV, it wasn’t too much different than watching baseball or football. It was just the norm. The problem that plagues the sport now is that in America, boxing at its highest level is always on the smallest platform. I think the promoters starting back in the 80’s made a deal with the devil and took the sports off of the network TV in exchange for higher licensing fees from cable. Now that boxing has faded away to a point of being nonexistent on terrestrial television, the sport is having a difficult time creating a star that is transcend. And I always said this, boxing is not dead but it’s much more alive in Europe (where big fights get played on national tv) and other parts of the world where fighters are house hold names. Do you think boxing will ever return to its glory days? That’s a good question and I don’t know. There is no magic bullet that will save the sport, but instead it needs bunch of small positive steps to get back into the limelight. Boxing needs real promoters who are willing to spend their own money to develop the fighters. Boxing needs real fighters that are willing to fight in their local regions in order to build a fan base instead of always dreaming about fighting in Vegas. Boxing needs to [...]
I am pretty sure that when listening to the whole interview and realizing the context in which this word is said, you will hear that Phil Davis is actually saying “Nogueira is a legend in the sport”. However, skip the above video to the :55 second mark and just listen to how Phil pronounces the name of Nogueira. Let just say it sounds very street, I mean like really street to a point where Al Sharpton will be picketing outside Phil’s house asking for a public apology street. Yikes.