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Has Boxing Progressed or Declined?
The Year 2003 vs 2013
Progressed Since [ 5 ] ** [71.43%]
Declined Since [ 2 ] ** [28.57%]
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post Jan 30 2013, 07:54 PM
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When u compare the landscape of boxing, from this point in time of stars/potential stars, compared to 2003 roster from each division, would you say (talent-wise) boxing has progressed or declined?
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post Jan 30 2013, 11:00 PM
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There are more smaller fights being made. However, the interest in boxing from many has declined over the last decade. Too many big fights not happening, too few unification matches, too many promoters unwilling to risk their house fighters against other promoters' house fighters. I wish there could be a way to almost take the promoters out of boxing. Let the networks show the fights and the fights be made regardless of who promotes.

Keep Pay-Per View only for closed-circuit caliber fights with most fights on HBO or Showtime and more fights on commercial TV. There's more channels and stations for boxing than ever before, but they aren't being used effectively to get boxing interesting to new generations again. If we could get a kick-ass heavyweight contender who brings excitement and would be willing to fight in afternoon or prime-time commercial TV where the pubic could see and appreciate him, other divisions and fights could follow suit. Overall, I would say the sport interest has declined.

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