Re: when did boxing start to decrese in popularity?
Boxing has always been popular with its fans. The fans remain. The reasons for boxing decline in popularity it three fold. First off the promoters need to stage more big fights. Secondly the media needs to stop their bitching. The USA is out of the heavyweight business, but that doesn’t mean the entire coverage of the Sport in North America has to suffer. Lastly, network TV’s on cable and PPV have forced Joe Average fan away from boxing.