People have talked about the end of boxing as a mainstream sport for decades. Detractors have speculated that it couldn’t survive another death in the ring or the type of controversial ending typical of the big fights in the late 90’s and 2000’s.
If you were to listen to sportswriters, who have traveled the boxing circuit for years, boxing is not how it used to be…fighters are not made of the same stuff as the champions of yesteryear.
Thriving on this climate of apathy, mixed martial arts (MMA) gained a foothold in America, as the UFC franchise implemented its plan to reinvigorate MMA as ‘A-force-to-be-reckoned-with’ in sports entertainment.
Remember, though, that sport is a subculture of society. While there are wars and internal conflicts happening in many parts of the world, with despicable human beings committing atrocious acts of hatred on humanity, boxing and fighting will always have a home. As a society, we witness something...