Boxing is still Bearish

I would rather watch Ronda Rousey fight Chris Cyborg than Mayweather fight Pac-man again or last night. Boxing had a big night, but I’m not convinced that as a sport, it isn’t bearish. Only a very few make money. Mayweather and Pac-man enjoyed a huge payday, but boxing mirrors the American economy in that the middle class has been virtually destroyed. Contenders can’t make a living being a contender without working another job. That wasn’t always so. That said, boxing needs more Carmen Basilio-type fighters and less fancy dans that spend most of their training hours hitting hand pads. For the sake of being more diverse and placing more butts in the seats, boxing should search for its version of Ronda Rousey. Pssst – I know who she is.


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