I felt sad when I saw Muhammad Ali yesterday. It's a pity that such a great human being that has done so much, not only for boxing, but in general is in this state right now.
When I was watching him I thought to myself how would the world of boxing be right now if Ali was still healthy. It wouldn't be dead
, thats for sure. I'm not really saying that boxing is dead but it sure as hell isn't mainstream anymore. If you compare it with the past, you can clearly see the difference in media coverage.
I honoustly believe if Muhammad Ali never got ill he would never let boxing get in this state where it's now. In fact, the sport might as well even be bigger than it was in the eighties and nineties
. Muhammad Ali would be living proof that 'one man can make a difference' (although he already did).
Just think about it if a healthy charismatic Ali would say that 4 belts per weight class is wrong and that it should go back to one belt. I think no boxing politics could ignore him because the public adores him so much.
What do you guys think?