Teddy Altas has been dropping some knowledge once again in boxing as of late.
Commentator, pundit, trainer, Atlas never minces his words but does so with careful balance in formulating his subjective sweet science analysis.
This weekend’s fight just gone he brought up an interesting point on Twitter:
Matchmaking indeed is still as important today as it ever was.
Rigondeaux above certainly a good case in point, in that regard.
Ability and boxing skill wins fights but professional boxing is about hitting and not getting hit, and being exciting.
To sell tickets.
The aforementioned sentiment said once by former Atlas training mentor no less in Cus D’Amato.
Professional boxing has always found itself part of the entertainment industry in years gone by and at the end of the day, it’s about the fights.
If they are quality, exciting fights, fans will pay money to watch them.