Re: Why don't boxers fight more often?
There are a variety of reason. The biggest guys fight only every so often because of...money.
In this day and age, if someone gets a few losses, their earning power goes down. If a fighter doesn't fight for a while, and he is good and people want to see him, he'll make 15-30 million (like this past weekend's fight). If a fighter fights every month or two, then the PPVs have no "drama" or build-up.
Another reason is that there are so many promoters. Say you had "great fighter A" and I had "great fighter B," everyone bickers for months to get their...money.
Fighters want to be paid, setting up a venue, promotion, blah, blah, blah.
Supply and demand (and pay per view) basically. If a fighter fights so much, they all can't be pay per view or people won't buy them every week.