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Old 01-28-2013, 07:43 PM   #125
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Default Re: Why Are The US Heavweights So Poor Now?

There's a lack of talent going into the system. There's no single problem, but a combination of factors that have combined to produce this.

Parents have been reluctant to put their kids in boxing after watching so many punch drunk ex-fighters, notably Muhammad Ali.

Neighborhoods in which kids used to fist fight are now run by gun toting gangs.

No more boxing in high school, college, or prisons.

Huge uptick in the popularity and financial rewards in other sports.

Each is a fairly significant cause, but when applied over a couple of decades, it has resulted in fewer and fewer athletes going into boxing.
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