Originally Posted by eagleskins
That is the truest thing ever spoken. It is absolutely ridiculous of this notion that all the boxers are in sports, especially the NBA which is the softest professional league in the world, over boxing. Boxing, on the elite level, pays more than any US sport.
On the elite level. 99.9% never make the elite level and fight for peanuts. If you don't make it in the NFL there's always canada. If you don't make it in the NBA there is the ABA and Europe. Both Hockey and baseball have farm systems. There is a better chance of making money in these sports than in boxing, and its also a way to a free education, something boxing cannot get you.