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RING Editor Doug Fischer Is Asked If He’d Yank GGG From Vegas For 3rd Canelo Fight

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Looking ahead to GGG v Canelo 3, and there will be a third, if this one does the 1.2 million or so buys I’ve heard rumored, there’s too much money not to do it…

If you were Team GGG would you be leaving Las Vegas?

I posed the query to RING man editor Doug Fischer, who called the fight, with Kevin Kelley and Beto Duran, for the RING stream.

Doug said on TALKBOX that yeah, maybe subconsciously a judge might be inclined to be overly kind to Canelo, who is the cash cow more so than GGG, in attracting PPV buys.

“I had it a draw and I thought there were at least two, maybe three that could have gone either way,” he said. He noted that in Vegas, the fighter with “more star power” sometimes gets the extra judge luv.

He mentioned that Larry Holmes got bit by that bug, a few times….

“I don’t know if it’s conscious, or on purpose as some hardcore and even some casual fans think,” he continued. He noted that at least we didn’t get a runaway CJ Ross card, so at least we have that to boast of.

And if he were Tom Loeffler, would he take No. 3 to NY or elsewhere? “Yeah, I would push for that,” he said, offering the idea to place it in a stadium.

Fischer offered more deep insight, good stuff for the TALKBOX listeners…

“It would be great if a fight of that magnitude could be viewed live by as many fans as possible and the best way to do that is to put it in a huge modern statdium, a stadium that potentially holds 90 to one hundred thousand fan,” Fischer said, mentioning that a Jerry Jones might be inclined to come close to Vegas in sweetening the pot, in Texas.

I admitted to Fischer that I’m in a “two strikes and I’m outta there” mode, and would look to put my guy GGG in another jurisdiction when he fights the Mexican again.

You tell me fans; would you go back to Vegas, where you know the money pot is piled high, even if perhaps the judges don’t reward you like you should be rewarded?

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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