Thread: Afghan Boxing
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:03 PM   #33
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Default Re: Afghan Boxing

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Originally Posted by Flea Man View Post
UFC is tapping up India. MMA will be the sport of choice for India, Afghanistan and loads of Asian/Middle Eastern countries I bet (Singapore as well)
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But it does make you think, though. The talent pool in that part of the world could be ridiculously good if tapped.
There was an Indian guy who won a bronze in the boxing at the Beijing games and he became a massive celebrity at home cos of that. Usually in India it's all about cricket and other sports are pretty much ignored but this guy crossed over. So I'd say the interest is there.

Like Rico says there could be so much talent hidden away over there. Just needs someone to take a risk and pump some money in, set up gyms, get good trainers across etc. and you could have a whole new market for boxing.
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