What Happened to the Sweet Science: What's the State of Boxing

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

As a long time fan of professional boxing, what happened to the sweet science? What happened to the days where family and friends used to get together and all pitch in to purchase a ppv boxing match? Or the days when boxing matches and boxers meant more socially in the world. What happened to the days when being the champ meant something to people. Those days are pretty much now over. If you ask the average person who is the Heavyweight Champion of the world in boxing, and they would probably say Mike Tyson. There are only two mainstream names associated with professional boxing these days and those names are Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr... Of course to your more knowledgeable boxing people they will argue that there are many more talented boxers then those two, but the fact is that those are the two most popular active boxers of today.

The heavyweight division in boxing is not even relevant in the United States. I don't know about you but I don't even know the last time I seen a heavyweight boxing match of any kind being advertised on a ppv. When you do see anything on boxing on TV you better believe that either Mayweather or Pacquiao is on that card. It's a real shame that boxing can't find a way for the two most recognizable names in boxing to meet up in a fight. It's also a shame that boxing have fell so far from grace that MMA has far passed professional boxing in popularity. I don't know is boxing can reach that level it once was at, but I sure miss it.


Anonymous said...

I completely agree sir. A piece of our childhood has died with the rise of the ufc :(

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