Why is Boxing not Popular anymore?

Why is Boxing not popular anymore? This question has been on my mind for a while now. Where is the popular demand for this great sport?! Growing up, although really young, I could appreciate the greatness of fighters like Mike Tyson, and Lennonx Lewis . Now there isn’t much talk about boxing, especially Heavyweight boxing. What is the reason behind this?

I wonder if people look at Ali and say to themselves, I don’t want to take that health risk. I don’t want to participate in a sport that could possibly damage me for the rest of my life.  Or is it because people have to pay to see great fights on TV, as opposed to other sports like basketball, baseball, and football. Or could it possibly be because people view boxing as a low-class sport?

I’ve fallen in love with this sport all over again recently. To be honest I stopped paying attention for a while after Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, and Evander Holyfield retired. And I have to admit Floyd Mayweather made me pay attention to boxing again. Say what you want about Mayweather, at least he keeps the sport interesting and he’s incredibly talented. I hope this upcoming fight between Pacquiao Vs. Marquez will gain new viewers and fans of boxing, because it truly is a great sport. And it  can be just as exciting as any other popular sport in the U.S.  I hope that people will  give boxing a second chance, lets see what happens after the fight this weekend!

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