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Boxing is almost down for the count

Bill Simmons hopes you enjoy the De La Hoya-Mayweather fight -- last of the big fights.
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Updated: May 4, 2007, 12:48 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Editor's note: This column appears in the May 4 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

The De La Hoya-Mayweather fight feels like a trip down memory lane, back to the days when boxing still mattered and people asked questions like "Where are we watching the big fight this weekend?"

Before May 5, most every group of pals will force the one guy with the biggest TV to host a pay-per-view party, either by guilting him into it or by going through the charade of pretending someone else with a much ...

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