Boxing fans demand better fights - January 1st, 2020 Boycott Boxing

Boxing fans demand better fights - January 1st, 2020 Boycott Boxing

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Mike Cademartori started this petition to Nevada State Athletic Commission boxing@boxing.nv.gov and

We the fans demand that the political differences between promoters, networks, sanctioning bodies and commissions be put to the side for the sake of giving boxing fans the best fights possible. We are prepared to boycott the sport beginning January 1st, 2020 if the current political landscape does not change.

You are taking our money, but not giving us the best product available because of your greed over our money. IT STOPS NOW.

Mission Statement:  Speaking on behalf of boxing fans all over the world, we are tired of paying the price (both figuratively and literally) for the greed and selfishness of the promoters, networks, sanctioning bodies, commissions and powers that be within the sport of boxing.

The fights that the fans want to see are not being given to us due to greed from those within the sport. We are setting a date of January 1st, 2020 to begin a worldwide "Boycott of Boxing".

The fans are the ones putting the money into the pockets of the powers that be, thru ticket sales, TV viewership, pay per view purchases, and viewing subscriptions. Yet we feel that the unwillingness of promoters and networks to work together is essentially "stealing" from the fans.

Fans are paying subscription fees for ESPN+, DAZN, and Showtime on top of pay per view fees, and the fights that we want to see are not being delivered. The key fights in the Heavyweight division; between Joshua, Wilder, and Fury and nowhere even remotely close to happening. If anything, these fights are farther away right now than they were a few months ago and the prime reason for this is greed and selfishness from the promoters and networks. The top fight in the Welterweight division, supposedly the strongest division in the sport, between Spence and Crawford is not even being discussed due to political differences. The top fight in the entire sport to many was Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia and that fight will never happen, either.

There have been 2 pay per view events so far in 2019. Fans pay over $70 for these events. And in both main events, the underdog fighter did not land over 10 punches in a single round per the reported punch stats. To make matters worse, the underdog in all 6 of the televised under cards in these 2 pay per views did not win a single round as per most judges. This is unacceptable. And as paying customers, we demand that it stops now.

We understand that establishing a working relationship between the powers that be is something that cannot happen overnight. Therefore, we are setting a date of January 1st, 2020 as the date that we will stop paying. The fans that stand behind this movement will cancel any and all subscription services, stop purchasing pay per view events, and will not tune in to any boxing events. We are requesting the major sanctioning bodies, the networks, the promoters and managers who have been slowly destroying the sport stop and think about what would happen in the event of a fan boycott. There is plenty of money to go around in the sport and the fans have become truly disgusted watching as the powers that be have not been able to play nice together. As more networks and streaming services have entered the arena, the political barriers in the sport have become even worse. As we use the 2019 pay per views as an example; Pacquiao vs. Broner was a has-been name vs. a large personality. It was a garbage fight. And Spence vs. Garcia was an absolute mismatch. As noted above, the under dog in these 2 fights did not land more than 10 punches in any of the 24 combined rounds. The under cards for these events were atrocious as well. Yet fans were charged over $70 to view. ESPN+ charges a monthly fee, yet still charges pay per view costs for certain fights; Crawford vs. Khan being that example - yet another underwhelming event. DAZN is in the process of significantly increasing their prices as well. A fan boycott puts the sport of boxing out of business. And the fans are tired of this problem, which has been getting worse.

We urge the powers that be to use the remainder of 2019 to work of fixing broken relationships. We expect to see the biggest and best fights in the sport being announced as 2019 closes out or we are prepared for a full boycott of the sport beginning on January 1st, 2020.

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