Yahoo! Sports and HBO Sports have offered this, um, highlight video of Saturday night's fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz:
Now, as you can see, this is hardly what you would call a true highlight video of the fight. In fact, I would call this arguably the most useless highlight video in the history of highlight videos.
I do get that HBO Sports protects their replay, and one thing people have argued for years is that by not showing true highlights on things like ESPN's SportsCenter, boxing loses a chance to show fans that they missed something exciting. You'd have no idea watching this, if you didn't know what happened in the fight, that some crazy stuff went down in this fight, and that it's something you should care about.
I can't blame them in some ways, but I do still feel it's a missed opportunity every time. If you show two guys throwing a couple jabs and then show me the guy who won getting his hand raised, there's just nothing that would make me go, "Wow, that's interesting." It's sort of like if SportsCenter had NFL highlights and showed you three run plays that were stopped after four yards, then the winning team's quarterback raising his hand after the game, the two coaches shaking hands, and then the final score. It's not exactly the same because the NFL doesn't invest in a replay a week later, but you get what I mean.