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Boxing: NELSON LOSING FAITH

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posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 11:54 PM
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British boxing's elder statesman Johnny Nelson has painted a grim portrait of the future for the sport he loves.

Nelson believes politics which keep top stars apart and make mis-matches are in danger of strangling public interest.

The 37-year-old WBO cruiserweight champion highlighted Scott Harrison's 59-second win in a half-full Braehead Arena last week and Joe Calzaghe's maul with Kabary Salem.

Nelson said: "We've had nothing but frustration recently and it is killing the game.

"I've lost count of the number of people who have got in touch telling me that fights like these are turning them off boxing.


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