Boxing keeps knocking itself out

Inability to get Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. together might be a 10-count

Originally Published: February 4, 2012
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

It is now entirely reasonable to assume that the sport of boxing is engaged in a concerted, systematic effort to kill itself off. And there is good news for those tasked with completing the job: Your work is nearly done.

This is nothing new. There's a long tradition of predicting the death of boxing. Sometimes, it's merely wishful thinking by those who believe an enterprise run by unsavory characters for the benefit of unsavory characters should always be on the brink ...

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