Originally Posted by jaymon112
I mean with an illustrious history, why isn't there anybody making noise in the Heavyweight world?
Food stamps. Section 8 housing. Dope game.
Why would a kid risk getting his face pushed in during his teen yrs if he aint hungry to escape his circumstances.
America is a welfare state. Even the poorest of the poor have iphones and flat screens.
The team sports argument comes to mind, but that only solidifies the argument. Poor kids today got it too soft. The solid athletic kids with any hope are groom by HS coaches for football and basketball, sent to Catholic and Prep schools where they're essentially paid to play.
If there was money in amatuer boxing, and promoters started combing the sandlots looking for talent, there might be better american fighters.
The only good american fighters are too small for team sports.