People often do not understand the hard work that goes into the matches of professional boxers that usually happen every once in a while. Be it a Mayweather vs McGregor match or any of its predecessors, there is bound to be a lot of hard work put into them. Let us in brief examine the route that the usual boxing match takes to get to the final stages that is the meeting of the two contestants in the ring.
The run-up that precedes a Mayweather vs McGregor match
No doubt every boxing match is bound to be centred on a certain chest thumping as it goes. Here too it is no different. The managers of the two contestants would start of the preparation for the final showdown months in advance. Most of this would be building up an atmosphere to the final day, which is the day on which the boxing bout is supposed to happen.
If a study of the past matches is anything to go by, then it is only natural that there would be the usual press conferences and sound bites offered by each of the contestants which would normally reach a peak on the day of the weigh in. The weigh in itself is a major do with the usual eye ball to eye ball stares and the stuff.
The overemphasis of publicity
As is the case with modern sports the sponsors and endorsements are all waiting for a big fight and it is in the interest of the contestants or more particularly the winnings of a contest to drum up as much noise as possible. There is of course the media rights that are sold for a large sum as well.
The publicity is not used to promote the match as to create a large atmosphere out of the match. In the recent past the build up to a match has never quite produced the excitement in the ring but this is of no consequence to the contestants as well as the people that are involved directly or indirectly with a match.
The role that television plays in modern living styles has ensured that most boxing matches are a success much before the two contestant step into the ring. The big ticket to any match is the huge sums of money that is involved in promoting the happenings on TV. Right from the weigh in to the interviews with the contestants that are so the habit these days.
How big a success are the matches
In modern sports and in boxing too, the success of a match is often measured in the amount of money that the people involved in the game get to make. Thus the criteria for success differ with each participant; be it the manager, the boxers, the sponsors, the television companies, the media house, etc. But if any pointer from the past is taken as indicators to the future matches, then this bout is also bound to be a huge success no matter the result of the day.