Parker fight a missed chance
management decided to take a winner take all Bledisloe Cup match to Twickenham, only because financially it is way better off than playing it at Eden Park.
That would create a major scandal.
I think it would have been great if a title bout had of been held at Eden Park, Mt Smart Stadium or Vector Arena.
Duco man Dean Lonergan is still holding out hope that a major backer will come on board.
But as the November 5th deadline for the December 10th fight draws closer, that’s looking unlikely.
It’s a shame that this fight could now end up in America.
Duco will have no choice but to take the fight there if they don’t get the financial backing here.
It is especially a shame though that too many of the public have such a stuck up and elitist attitude when it comes to the sport of boxing.
It was okay when the Government gave millions and millions to the rich man’s America’s Cup over the years.
But any money going to boxing is frowned upon.
The main reason that Duco gave for not continuing with their application for funding was that they didn’t want to see New Zealand divided and split because they had asked for taxpayers’ money.
Boxing, however, is a huge part of life for the working class and blue collar people of this country.
The sooner Kiwis realise this, the better this country will be.