Boxing in the USA

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    For the first time since I was about five years old (Sonny Liston), I cannot tell you who the Heavyweight Champion of the World is.

    Boxing used to be the most popular sport after Baseball. Now I don't think it is even in the top 20.

    Is there any chance Boxing will still be around 20 years from now?
     
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    Yes, it will be.

    All the potential great heavyweights are playing football now .. that division is dead.

    The action is from 122-160 lbs these days.
     
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    there are too many people in charge of boxing.....fringe sport now....sad really...
     
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    "Boxing is dead" - Nietzsche

    ~BH

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    Ultimate Fight sucks all the Oxygen out of the sport of boxing
     
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    I met a guy in a bar last week and we started reminiscing about the great fights we used to watch..

    Ali, Frazier, Forman, Norton
    Sugar Ray, Hearns, Haggler, Duran
    Tyson, Hollifield

    Seemed there were a good half dozen fights a year. Now, I haven't done pay per view in about ten years
     
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    Yeah, Even the fights in the 90's like Hollyfield vs Tyson (which you mentioned) were pretty entertaining still. ~BH
     
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    Then you've been missing out in the last decade ..

    Morales, Barrera, Corrales, Castillo, Hamed, Mayweather, De la Hoya, Trinidad, Tszyu, Mosely, Vargas, Marquez (x2), Hopkins, Forrest, Judah, Gatti, Ward, etc ....

    There's a whole lotta great fighters and great fights in there.
     
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    Sorry...but they don't have the same clout.

    How many of those fights made the back page? How many were talked about for weeks? How many were can't miss fights?

    The spark just seems to be gone
     
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    Pretty much. The UFC now buries Boxing in Pay Per view sales. They also have taken them over in Vegas. I mean, How many more fights watching Mayweather run the whole time can anyone take? Not saying it can't be fixed, but right now they are lowering the coffin. ~BH
     

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