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Old 09-09-2012, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default How did boxing become popular in Mexico & Latin America in general?

-Was it due to foreign influence?
-In Latin America in general, did it become popular once someone like Roberto Duran demonstrated that a hispanic person can be an indomitable force in the ring?
-Is there something in the culture that breeds its popularity? I know many go into boxing out of necessity, so I guess that's a reason as well?
-Why do some places like Puerto Rico/Mexico have a lot of boxers, but other Latin American countries don't (Venezuela, Colombia, etc.)?

These are some questions that I was curious about, and would love if others can share what they know/think
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:50 AM   #2
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:51 AM   #3
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:40 AM   #4
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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Colombia and Venezuela do have a lot of boxers. Some ****ing brilliant ones as well.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #6
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Default Re: How did boxing become popular in Mexico & Latin America in general?

in a lot of places boxing came along with U.S military bases
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #7
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Default Re: How did boxing become popular in Mexico & Latin America in general?

I suspect miners from the South Western States of the USA help import it into Mexico in the late 19th Century.

With much of the West Indies and Countries such as Belize being British Colonies the time period, that too would of help 'import' the sport. Of course Cuba and the USA have long been connected, that would of been another avenue.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #8
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Colombia and Venezuela do have a lot of boxers. Some ****ing brilliant ones as well.
Vids or STFU?

The question mark looks weird but I think that's the right punctuation...
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #9
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Default Re: How did boxing become popular in Mexico & Latin America in general?

I know football arrived with British workers in South America. The same goes with boxing, in Argentina at least. How it became popular im not so sure. At a guess because its cheap to do and because they are good at it. Success breeds success.
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:20 PM   #10
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I know football arrived with British workers in South America. The same goes with boxing, in Argentina at least. How it became popular im not so sure. At a guess because its cheap to do and because they are good at it. Success breeds success.
A man from my hometown introduced football to the Brazilians.
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:27 PM   #11
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Vids or STFU?

The question mark looks weird but I think that's the right punctuation...
I'll rep Colombia here:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xLilFNcXIM[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYcxqUZKwVQ[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftb77ETsGmE[/ame]
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:42 PM   #12
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I think, because much of Hispanic culture is macho-oriented (no stereotype intended), Latinos love a sport that is man-to-man, toe-to-toe, and really a test of bravery and courage. It's a game in which the baddest (aka best) man truly is the winner.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #13
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I think, because much of Hispanic culture is macho-oriented (no stereotype intended), Latinos love a sport that is man-to-man, toe-to-toe, and really a test of bravery and courage. It's a game in which the baddest (aka best) man truly is the winner.
No offense, but you're stereotyping, even though you don't intend to. Latin Machismo has its roots in patriarchy, which pervade every society, but it's not a personal characteristic embedded in every Latin male spanning across countries and generations. Soccer is still the most popular sport throughout the region, and in some, baseball takes precedence; hardly tests of life-and-death struggle. Machismo may have a role in how we fight, but not necessarily why we watch. Eastern Europeans, Brits, the Irish, the Germans, and Southeast Asians all have their fistic masses of spectators as well.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:42 PM   #14
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I think, because much of Hispanic culture is macho-oriented (no stereotype intended), Latinos love a sport that is man-to-man, toe-to-toe, and really a test of bravery and courage. It's a game in which the baddest (aka best) man truly is the winner.
This is the main reason. Mano-mano.
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Unfortunately is not really popular in Brazil....
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