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Why Do Showtime and HBO Have Weeks Off Of Boxing?

Having a contest once a week, by the standard of most professional sports, is not very often. Only the NFL operates this infrequently of the major sports leagues in the United States (and maybe MMA but I wouldn't know since I don't pay a lot of attention).

But that's boxing. Maybe it's not a popular enough sport to sell out venues on week nights, so promoters make sure to always do fights on weekends. That still doesn't explain why HBO or Showtime can't piggy-back fights on friday and saturday nights, but they don't and that's that. Big fights take place on saturday nights, no matter which of the two major US boxing networks you're fighting on.

And I can handle that. I would definitely prefer more than one major fight per week, but as long as there's at least one every saturday night, preferably two, I can handle that.

However, what is inexcusable to me, are the weekends with no major fights. You're telling me there aren't enough major fighters out there to have a card every weekend? With so many recognizable fighters in so many weight classes these days, I just don't buy that. The middle portion of this year has been better than most when it comes to offering us fights every saturday night, but with no major fights this weekend, I'm reminded once again that it's not good enough.

Naturally, it doesn't have to be Floyd Mayweather fighting every weekend, in fact it's preferable we don't have to sit through Mayweather vs Guerrero calibre fights that often, but at least give us a card. Find a couple top 10 ranked fighters in a division, any division, and make them a main event. Do the same for an undercard fight, and there's your two-hour televised boxing block for the weekends in between the real major fights.

But having absolutely no boxing for weeks at some points of the year, even in the heat of boxing season like now? I don't like it! I don't like it one bit!

So to all you Showtime and HBO execs religiously reading my fanposts only a week after I made my SB Nation account, get on that! And since you're already on the subject of combing through my fan posts for ideas, I'd also still like to see Pacquiao Mayweather, so don't let all the people saying they don't care anymore fool you into not making the fight. I still want it. No, it will never be what it once was, but it's still the best fight in boxing, probably.

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