Re: What did boxing look like when you first got into it? (nostalgia thread)
I cant believe nobody has mentioned Rocky.
That’s what got me into the sport. I cant say I knew much about the sport back in the day, and I certainly did have a clue about promoters and the politics involved. (ignorance is sometimes bliss)
Being British, I followed the Benn, Eubank & Collins stories, and of course Lennox Lewis. After that is the Nassem Hamed, man I loved watching him perform. (I am/was a WWF fan so I naturally gravitated to the heel tendencies of the Prince)
One of the first real international stars I started following was De La Hoya. His fight with Hopkins back in 04 was the first time “weight” was brought to my attention. That was when I really started to learn about the intricacies of the sport.