Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cincinnati - Not a Boxing Town ?

While various people about town promote the merits of boxing, it appears Cincinnatians aren't too interestd in pro boxing. A recent event, Strikeforce World Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov, only drew about 2,000 fans. The guy running Club Ritz, a boxing supporter, draws that many people to his parking lot after hours on weekends.
I heard nothing of this event but I tend to ignore sports. The Fishwrap had a couple articles about it and about a half dozen blog posts. The promoter claims to have saturated the media. I saw nothing on TV.
The promoter has no plans to return to the Queen City.
The poor showing makes me wonder how Dale Mallory's proposed green pizza boxing arena would have fared.

Noose Son story here.

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