BloodyElbow.com's own Michael Rome pushed the idea that if this new Golden Boy/Affliction effort can focus their energy on promotiong main events rather than full cards with less marketable and sometimes expensive fighters, then profitability and success are possible.
The idea is compelling even if there are questions about the frequency of putting on cards with enough main event heft to carry the day. But let's propose a card that would accomplish the mutual goal of the two companies. Let's say the aired main card on PPV would look something like this:
-- Tito Ortiz vs. Fedor Emelianenko
-- Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya
-- Bernard Hopkins vs. Kelly Pavlik
-- Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett
This may be overextending the abilities of the company to line up this many stars on one card either from a financial or logistical perspective. That being said, if we accept the possibility of something like this, wouldn't this card be purchased by every human in the known universe?
This card would be more than sum of it's parts, wouldn't it? It's not as simple as boxing fans plus MMA fans equal lots of PPV purchases. It's that this co-promoted event could be star studded enough to force recognition that this many key players creates an event.
Again, I could be proposing a card this is simply too hard to produce, but if are correct that only main eventers will be featured on these cards we are looking at star power to overcome any weird marriages or deep divisions.