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July 20, 2019

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Big fight headed for a New Frontier?


If Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather take the money and don't run to Yankee Stadium or somewhere similar, they could contest one of the biggest boxing matches in years at a temporary 30,000-seat stadium on which the New Frontier sat before it was imploded in 2007. Supposedly, hotel mogul Steve Wynn and Las Vegas city officials have contacted Bob Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, about the idea.

The Associated Press says luxury suites and other amenities could give the purpose-built arena on the Strip a "Super Bowl" atmosphere.

Super Bowl atmosphere, huh?

If there's an eight-hour prefight show, let's hope HBO's Larry Merchant can remain awake that long.


As incredulous as it seemed to watch Joe Frazier get knocked down six times in two rounds by George Foreman, even more incredulous is that he had a band called Joe Frazier and the Knockouts that once appeared on the Mike Douglas Show.

Come to think of it, it's also pretty incredulous that Mike Douglas had a TV show.

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