How The General Election is Like Mayweather Vs Pacquiao

May 13, 2015


Once every few years an event comes round that seems to dominate the news.  Two powerful opponents set to face off against one another in the most public way possible.


Before the event you get the inevitable trash talk and posturing.  The internet becomes alive with fans of both parties rushing to the defence of their chosen side.  The media can’t get enough as it rushes to dig up every bit of dirty gossip from every corner of the contestant’s pasts.


We don’t particularly like Mayweather OR Pacquiao, so we all opt for the one we believe to be the lesser of two evils.


The bell rings, the fight begins, and then it’s over as soon as it began.  Both sides quickly begin to argue about who really should have won.


As if from nowhere, hundreds of previously silent ‘experts’ come out of the woodwork to comment and voice their opinion.  Those few facts they read in that one article a few weeks ago become the sole determinant of their newly long-held beliefs.


Most of them haven’t watched a match for the past five years, they haven’t a clue how to throw a punch, let alone how to score multiple rounds based on several criteria.


And yet they’ll say…


This person should have done that, that group needed to say this.  And so on and so forth.


Everyone has, and is entitled to, an opinion.  But the reality is that everyone’s opinion is NOT equally valid.


Which means either:


  • (To paraphrase Frank Underwood) That “Boxing is So Overrated”


  • Or, That Boxing is too important to only be engaged with once every five years.


And I don’t know about you, but rather than see boxing die, I’d love to watch the next Superfight alongside millions of viewers who properly understand the rules.



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