Originally Posted by Decker
It's been answered above.
Why don't you give me your crap
The lower wt classes have a pool of millions
of top athletes to draw from.
Besides, if it wasn't for football (soccer to you), drawing away most top athletes from boxing in Europe and other non US areas - the US wouldn't be doing as well in the lower wt classes either
The above makes more sense than the "all the top US HWs are in the NBA/NFL" bs argument. You'd think there was less risk to become a HW fighter from Europe than in the US - like they fight with 30oz gloves or something in other parts of the world
How many 5'8 147 soccer players are there out there to compete against Mayweather, Bradley, Garcia, Trout, or Broner?
Truth is, if you're a small but very athletic person, boxing is one of the few options you have.