Is Boxing a Sport or a Business?

Philippines
June 10, 2012 1:32am CST
I am a boxing fanatics and I am very sad how the judges scored a lopsided match in favor of the badly beaten one. Is boxing still a sport where the stronger, faster, wiser and more skillful player won or a business where the wiser promoter earns more money?
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@Chijara (57)
• Philippines
10 Jun 12
After that match, I guess it's purely business. Bob Arum already decided the date of next rematch!!! Who the hell will be glad when his/her business will not market. Right? so Bob Arum think only his business.
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
10 Jun 12
Like millions (or even billions) of people around the world, I was definitely upset by the decision made by the judges. Although it wasn't a unanimous one, I still believe Pacquiao won over Bradley. During the game, I observed that the referee seemed to favor Bradley. I said so, because every time Bradley caught Manny in his arms, the referee wouldn't go in between them. Relatively, when Manny caught Bradley in his arms, the referee was quick enough to discipline Manny. Well maybe, it was the mistake of my eyes. . . or maybe because Bradley and the referee are both American. This boxing fight reminded me of another American show, the American Idol in particular. Well, Jessica is absolutely great. . . but just like the final results in boxing - she only came in second. Was it because she wasn't purely American, or was it because she came from a Filipino race? And I thought there was no discrimination in America anymore. Sorry, I was just thinking aloud. Boxing is a sport - a sport for the moneymakers!
@lady1993 (16212)
• Philippines
10 Jun 12
Well, this is the first time i heard of judges who favored the badly beaten one.. But i also agree that boxing has been more of a business now.. because people always take this opportunity to make bets and make people pay for watching the show earlier.. Even promoters make so much money out of famous boxers.