Originally Posted by WatchMeDoMe
One thing I wish boxing would copy from the UFC...camera angles. The classic above the ring angle kind of sucks. I like camera men standing right on the canvas filming right over the ropes. The UFC films from some good angles that get right in the action.
strictly speaking a fight should be viewed from the top similar to a football match. The cinematic camera angles are just for show and are actually pretty jarring, leaving viewers without a sense of ring generalship. I wish there would be an option to watch fights purely from above, it's so much easier to show a casual fan what's going on in the ring when you see it from above. The same applies to most sports. Combat sports seem to be the only sports who sacrifice the over head angle in the name of creating cinematic drama.