Boxing was more popular in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s than in the 21st century when Floyd Mayweather was the highest-profile American boxer. In the past there were ring warriors like Tyson, Duran, Hagler, Frazier, Ali, Foreman, Hearns, Holyfield, etc. Their fights were always enjoyable to watch. Floyd's pitty-pat, shoulder-roll and run style, while effective, turned away many boxing fans. He only had ONE stoppage win in his last TEN title fights, as he would simply try to run out the clock instead of going for a stoppage against overmatched opponents like Guerrero and Berto. Floyd's fights may have been a cure for insomnia, but otherwise were not very good - many people found them dull and then wouldn't want to waste more money to watch boxing. Some turned to MMA or other sports. Did having Floyd Mayweather as the face of boxing in the USA cause a decrease in the popularity of the sport in the USA?