Re: The Heavyweight Champion Of The World
The Heavyweight Champion is supposed to be the baddest man on the planet, he's supposed to be able to lick any sonofabitch in the house. We dont see that these days. HW's these days no longer impress the casual fans. There is no larger than life stars in the Heavyweight Division. The lower divisions are great but they will never carry the sport. So its up to the HW's to do so. Unfortunately the excitement is gone. When was the last time you saw a HW Chamption score a 1st Round KO? IF you count the WBO belt then it was 2 years ago Brewster Golota. Otherwise it was 10 years ago Lennox Lewis vs. Golota.
-Corruption doesnt help, belts getting splintered
-Better prospects in team sports. The average boxer makes far less than the average Basketball, Football (American and otherwise), Baseball, Etc.
-Fighters get written off and bad press when they lose a fight. So and so got exposed....