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Fury vs Maddalone Video: Wealth TV Tops Themselves With Murder-Hyping Promo

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Wealth TV, a little-watched American cable network, are new to the boxing game. It's nice that they're airing fights. They aired a bad Don King show a while back, will be airing a pretty mediocre Tyson Fury fight tomorrow, and are airing Anthony Mundine's laughable American debut next week (though that one's on pay-per-view because they're in the mood to challenge the lowest boxing buyrate of all-time, I guess).

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Instead of going the route new and usually short-lived boxing networks do, where they just lie to you about how important the fights are, Wealth TV are taking a different path into ultra-lying and TMZ-like sensationalism. First, they put together a Mundine vs Bronco McKart promo that not only told you that Anthony Mundine has the skills to beat Floyd Mayweather, but that the only guy standing between Mundine and Floyd Mayweather is ... Bronco McKart, a 41-year-old journeyman who did indeed once hold a world title, but it was in 1996, and it was a WBO belt.

Now, they're using Tyson Fury's stories of being falsely accused of murder and bank robbery to hype his fight with club fighter Vinny Maddalone. It's so ridiculous that I can't be seriously offended, even when they use death in the ring to hype a fight. It's just so far out there overall, and so cheaply-made (odd for Wealth TV), and just so fuckin' shitty that I really can't bring myself to be bothered by this, even though you could be. It's dumb. It's just plain dumb.

The one thing I can say is this: They're making promo videos so bad that, hell, I feel compelled to talk about them. I guess that's a plus for them. Someone's mentioning their fights and their channel. They're going with "there's no such thing as bad press." Why not? The fights they have aren't good enough to get anyone to actually care, so they're doing something different.

I didn't really think they could top the Mundine-McKart promo, but they have, and they raised their own bar for bad promos. As long as Wealth TV are in boxing, the Ibragimov-Holyfield promo from years back will be getting pushed further down the list of hilarious boxing promos.

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