Found February 11, 2012 on Boxing Watchers:
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It's a common refrain in many aspects of life that perception is more important than reality. It's certainly true in boxing today.That's why it really shouldn't have surprised me when Dan Rafael broke up a string of tweets about a fairly boring edition of Friday Night Fights last night with the announcement that a deal was finalized to have Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and "Sugar" Shane Mosley meet on May 5as the co-feature for the Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto pay-per-view. In terms of the current state of boxing, where name recognition is the key to generating big PPV numbers and mainstream interest, this bout actually makes perfect sense. To the casual fan, this is going to sound like a huge deal. Perception, remember? The reality is likely going to be a lot less rosy. Leave it to Teddy Atlas to summarize things honestly, as he reacted to the news breaking during the broadcast by declaring that he wasn't "rushing out to buy tickets" b...
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