Twenty-three fans that attended the De La Hoya – Mayweather fight were found slumped over in their seats soon after the fight was over. Although autopsies have not been preformed yet, sources in the Las Vegas coroner’s office have reported that their initial investigation has led them to suspect that the fans were simply bored to death.

Of course I’m just kidding, but this fight was another classic example of today’s boxing being all about hype. This miserable excuse for a fight had been pimped and hustled as the greatest thing since sliced bread, and once again, the guys in the ring couldn’t deliver what the promoters had promised.

I came to the conclusion long ago that there will never be anymore true boxing champions as long as boxing is being used as a tool to line the pockets of guys like Don King. King, and others, make a ton-O-cash wheeling and dealing behind the scenes, making those ridiculous multi million dollar deals with companies like HBO, and demand a king’s ransom from the fortunate fans that can actually attend the live event.

Just to add to this carnival of insanities, De La Hoya stole a $25 million purse for just showing up for the fight, and Mayweather, who “won? the contest, only earned about $10 million. Both fighters also will receive additional earnings based on pay-per-view percentages, but that’s beside the point.

With so much money on the table going to the looser of a boxing match, how can we (the fans) be sure these guys are getting involved with a match just to draw a check? I know that most of these guys have a lot of pride, and try to give 110 percent when the lights come on, but after such a lackluster performance, such as the De La Hoya – Mayweather match, how can we be sure?

I would like to see the boxing community take a step back, and rediscover the concept of “winner takes all? in regard to these mega-purses being given away these days. Maybe this would give the participants an added incentive to give the fans a good value for their hard earned dollars.