Originally Posted by fighta29
I think surges in participation are more noticed within the boxing community. The general publics interest is based on whatever is in the media at the time. Am boxing is generally the same with slight flucuations around olympic and commonwealth games periods. Boxing training and class participation is also affected by the seasons, serious trainers/fighters are always a base group, with the on-and-off'ers rotating throughout the year and making up the rest of the numbers. Then theres the cross-trainers from other codes (footy, soccer, MMA etc) that like to box in the off season.
the only stat that matters is registered amatuers. the rest is just window dressing.