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  • Boxing is dead in the USA. uk is the new Mecca.

    Joshua was truly mainstream for the UK. Prior to the fight, every single mainstream newspaper(the equivalent of the NEW YORK TIMES, CHICAGO, LA ETC ETC) was reporting it as a focal story. Now it's even bigger.

    One of the big reasons for this is the lack of competition in the sporting World in the UK.

    In the UK and Europe, it's just football (soccer) and than 10 tiers below will be the rest of the sports. England don't even have basketball. So it's a lot easier for boxing to achieve #2 status and generate attention. Easier to share the pie when it's just football.


    At this stage in the USA, the competition is way too much for boxing to ever thrive again. NFL/MLB/NBA/UFC/MMA etc etc.

    Just not going to happen.

  • #2
    dont worry, once wilder drills his ass deep then america will have the heavyweight crown once again

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JasonBoxing View Post
      Joshua was truly mainstream for the UK. Prior to the fight, every single mainstream newspaper(the equivalent of the NEW YORK TIMES, CHICAGO, LA ETC ETC) was reporting it as a focal story. Now it's even bigger.

      One of the big reasons for this is the lack of competition in the sporting World in the UK.

      In the UK and Europe, it's just football (soccer) and than 10 tiers below will be the rest of the sports. England don't even have basketball. So it's a lot easier for boxing to achieve #2 status and generate attention. Easier to share the pie when it's just football.


      At this stage in the USA, the competition is way too much for boxing to ever thrive again. NFL/MLB/NBA/UFC/MMA etc etc.

      Just not going to happen.
      I tried to find the thread, but it's so old I couldn't.

      In 2012 someone asked if America would end the era of eastern europeans reigning at HW. Wlad, Pov, Glaz was still relevant, etc. I said then no, it'd be the UK. I also said America would end the UK rise before it gained the longevity to be considered an era.


      If you know history then you know what I'm saying is just about as radical as saying the problems in the middle east won't go away in a few years, or that Russia and America will be in **** measuring contests in the future.

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      • #4
        Boxing isn't the #2 sport in the UK. Rugby, Cricket even Formula One are ahead of it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Robbie Barrett View Post
          Boxing isn't the #2 sport in the UK. Rugby, Cricket even Formula One are ahead of it.
          In the name of interests our top ten sports:

          1, football

          2, baseball

          3, basketball

          4, hockey

          5, soccer

          6, tennis

          7, golf

          8, pro wrestling

          9, races

          10, badminton.

          ....****ing badminton out ranks boxing in the US. So sad.

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          • #6
            It definitely is dead, boxing is huge in the UK and will always be huge in Mexico but in the USA its dead, mostly because of xenophobic haters like in this forum and people only accustomed to safety first boring pillow punchers and biased "fans" who dont support real fighters or dont support their fighters at all, all they do is hate other fighters and cry on social media.

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            • #7
              boxing is the sport of the streets!

              always been always will.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jubei View Post
                It definitely is dead, boxing is huge in the UK and will always be huge in Mexico but in the USA its dead, mostly because of xenophobic haters like in this forum and people only accustomed to safety first boring pillow punchers and biased "fans" who dont support real fighters or dont support their fighters at all, all they do is hate other fighters and cry on social media.
                Nah, I disagree. This is a HW revival not the Golden Era, don't get it twisted.

                America produced the GOATs. I don't give a hoot if you think TBE is the greatest or if SRR is or if Ali is etc, they're all American.

                Do you really think that came from a nation that gets excited easily? Maybe if the UK though ol 'erny wasn't **** he'd've stepped up his ****. Instead y'all made him a hero for one good punch. That's the juxtaposition.

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                • #9
                  Las Vegas is still the most important boxing city in the world. More world ranked fighters travel there to fight than any other city including London. I have not checked but I think the USA is the home of more world champions than any other country. That is partly due to USA boxers but also because great fighters like Kovalev, GGG and Lara move to the states to help their boxing career. Very few top boxers relocate to England.

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                  • #10
                    I was in turkey the week of the fight and every bar and restaurant had signs up that they were showing the fight.. I couldn't beleive how big this fight was worldwide. And Bot did it live upto expectations

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