We enter into a new decade with boxing rising out of the unintentional of casual fans and back into the majority. We have a discussion that takes place for a mega fight, which stands to make both fighters in the area of 40 million dollars each. The buzzing around this fight has only been sensitive by a steroid debate that seems as if it’s been thrown in as pure fight excitement. We have exciting fighters in most of the weight divisions and the emergence of David Have as a title holder in the forceful division does set fire to a certain spark we have all been waiting for, for some years. Boxing does look promise and even strong right now.
The question rises if boxing has slipped into whole sports entertainment, or does it still remains an aggressive sport? With the fame of the internet, all of the fans are now in the know for every feature of every boxing match. We know who said what, who requested what size gloves or what size ring. We know who is getting what cut of the takings before the contract is even signed. The boxers know that the fans are more learned now than ever, and the promotions do as well. We only have to read how many times fights don’t happen over purse splits and talks to know that the business of boxing is taking over the sport. We rarely see 2 competitive men wanting to square off to prove who is better. We mostly have boxers coming through the ranks taking soft challenger and cherry picking matches they know they will win, so they can have a record that catches the eye and gives the impression you’re watching someone amazing.
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