Can Boxing Return To Its Former Glory?

 

Boxing has turned back the hands of time. The year of 2014 has reminded many people, especially my coworkers up at BRL Trust of boxing’s former glory. Many exciting fights were held. People are interested in the sport once again.

My love for the sport began at the age of 5. My father and older brothers would gather around the television to watch the big fights. Boxing was something that bonded all of us together. My brothers and I would l constantly argue about who the best fighters were.

I grew up in the 90s, and I was privileged to watch some of the greatest live fights of all time. When I was growing up, hall of fame boxers such as Roy Jones Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, and Mike Tyson were in their primes.
In the last decade, the sport of boxing has been plagued with nonsense. Many controversial decisions, bad matchups, and unnecessary antics have tarnished the once great sport.

Today, boxing’s biggest draw is Floyd Mayweather Jr., but that’s only because everyone wants to see him lose. Mayweather Jr., unlike the greatest fighters in the past, does not fight difficult opposition. For the last 5 years, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been ducking Manny Pacquiao. Floyd Mayweather Jr. calls himself the best, but he can not be considered the best until he faces Manny Pacquiao. The world is waiting for the superfight between Pacquiao and Mayweather.

For more information on boxing, visit Yahoo! Sports.

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