Originally Posted by KO KIDD
I think the NFL and NBA reason is a poor excuse
both leagues have been around since before the HWT golden era of Ali and US heavies were still good
even in the 90's big men still did these sports and US heavies still were top class
I think the state of US boxing has more to do with the state of boxing than the availability of other sports
boxing was the most popular sport in America in the 60's with baseball. They even let highschools have boxing teams then.
Just look at the fighters we have now. You don't need to compare them to the Euros, you can even compare them to the 90's American HW's like Tyson, Holyfield, Mercer, Morrison etc.