QUOTE (Harvey @ May 19 2011, 06:33 AM)
Does It seem in most if not all weight classes black fighters are being knocked off, not knocking any other race if your a good fighter you deserve to be on top no matter what, but for a sport that was dominated by blacks for so many years it has done a 360o degree flip in the last years or has it have something to do with the top boxing promoters pushing it this way, one thing I do know it seems more lucrative for promoters to have fighters of another race on top because their whole country stands behind them and ticket sales shoots through the roof.BUT THIS IS MY OBSERVATION( WHAT DO YOU THINK )
Books could be (and probably have been) written on this subject.
The question could probably be narrowed down to - why do African Americans no longer dominate professional boxing?
The question's assumption that African Americans at one time dominated professional boxing might be challenged by some. Others would challenge the assumption that African Americans no longer dominate.
The point could be made that America no longer dominates professional boxing, therefore it follows that African Americans can no longer dominate pro boxing. It could also be pointed out that pro boxing is not a primary sport in America any longer, therefore the best African American athletes are no longer attracted to the art and science of boxing.
The argument could be made that African Americans' social and economic circumstances have evolved to where fewer boxers are produced. Some might argue that African Americans, as well as Americans in general, have become lazy and soft.
Certainly the argument could be made that international boxing has caught up with American boxing. The collapse of the Klingon Empire has had a considerable effect on the balance of boxing power over the last 20 years.
The increase in popularity of the lower weight classes coupled with the complete degradation of the once preeminent heavyweight division may be the most important factors involved. Everything else comes into focus through that prism.
Good question. Touchy subject.