In the principal half of the twentieth Century there were 3 “Significant” sports: baseball, horse hustling, and boxing. Pony dashing and boxing are easing back kicking the bucket, and boxing, more than horse hustling, has done it to itself. Last century, the most esteemed individual games title – just as the most well known competitor – was generally the heavyweight boxing champion. Fast – name the current heavyweight champion. Alright, as the greater part of you know, there has not been just a single heavyweight champion on a steady reason for a very long time, however that is the point. Do the names Ruslan Chagaev (from Uzbekistan, WBA), Samuel Peter (Nigerian, WBC), and Wladimir Klitschko (Ukrainian, IBF and WBO) ring a bell (seriously)?
There used to be 8 World Champions – ya know, 8 weight classes – 8 World Champions. Bodes well. Everybody realized the heavyweight champion, avid supporters could likewise name the middleweight champion, and genuine boxing fans could name each of the 8 World Champions. Presently there are 17 weight classes and 4 associations for a potential 68 World Champions. There is near that number of World Champions at some random time and the vast majority of the “Champions” in a similar weight class have never battled one another. Sounds like a splendid method to run a game. Presently, honestly, you don’t need to be keen to be a fighter, however do individuals running the game must be that idiotic?
There are various stars in every one of different games who are notable, particularly in American Football, MLB, b-ball, and soccer/football (either worldwide or in the country where that competitor plays). The thing that matters is that these competitors contend consistently AND do it before huge groups AND gigantic non-paying TV crowds. The fans have bunches of freedoms to get comfortable with them – through the games and the steady media inclusion of these occasions. Fighters don’t contend frequently enough to foster 68 stars. There are a great deal of reasons that boxing is passing on, in any case, having various “counterfeit bosses” that nobody at any point has known about – is the main explanation. It is quite obvious (even Mike Tyson – maybe with Leon Spinks’ assistance – could sort it out) and throughout the previous 30 years nobody has done anything about it.
For purpose of fulfillment, here are some different speculations (not all mine) with respect to why boxing it biting the dust:
- Betting and debasement (in fact, this consistently existed, obviously; notwithstanding, Don King made it more pervasive, gave it greater exposure, and made it considerably really irritating).
- An excess of time between battles.
- The battles that the general population truly need to witness either never or we get them quite a while past the point of no return.
- Every one of the large battles must be paid for on pay per see ข่าวมวยไทย (did you pay $60 to watch the Super Bowl?).
- Current boxing champions need appealling characters.
- The advertiser rips off the fighter after the fighter has done the greater part of the difficult work and got the hazardous actual discipline (“pimp-ho relationship”).
- The best competitors not, at this point go into boxing due to the actual cost it takes on them (with Ali’s state of being a steady dismal update). Accordingly, the present fighters are not as energizing to watch.
- The present society’s issue with boxing’s savagery and incidental passings (albeit given the prominence of MMA/UFC this is presumably not an excellent contention).
That gives us 10 reasons (too many weight classes and endorsing bodies being the other 2) – that is a great deal of reasons – with a few of them being huge issues. Anyway, how might taking care of clean this wreck and save itself from its lethargic passing? Indeed, it won’t be simple and it may never occur. Nonetheless, as anyone might expect, I have a couple of ideas.
In the first place, get one overall authorizing body to run the game. I don’t have an answer on the most proficient method to constrain this to occur, notwithstanding, I do realize that boxing won’t ever be well known again until this is finished. Second, shave the quantity of weight classes down to 10 (12 and no more). The new boss is compelled to battle the number 1 positioned competitor FIRST and inside a half year of winning the title. On the off chance that he wins, he needs to battle the battle the number 2 competitor next and inside a half year of the last battle. In the interim the discarded World Champion needs to battle the number 3 competitor (on the off chance that he doesn’t resign) inside a half year, with the victor turning into the new number 2 competitor (since there will be a washout from the principal battle I referenced). (Alright, so this isn’t great, however something must be done so the best warriors quit dodging one another and boxing fans will see the best warriors battle one another.) what’s more, the hero won’t ever be permitted to battle somebody NOT positioned in the best 5 except if he has beaten every one of the best 5 competitors, then, at that point that contender needs to positioned in top 10. You get the thought.
All fighter director contracts must be supported by the authorizing body, and the agreement should cling to the rules and rules (with limits on the level of cash an administrator can get) which were recently set by the endorsing body.
All Championship Bouts will have a 10 round most extreme – this will expand the measure of activity per round. All sessions will have at any rate 5 appointed authorities and the Championship Bouts will have 9 adjudicators. Supplant the ten point must framework with a 3 (or 5) point must framework and urge the refs to give more 2 point differentials when they score the session (some 3-1 scores rather than each of the 3-2 scores). Allures of choices of sessions will be permitted sensibly speaking and 9 new adjudicators will re-score the battle. (Alright, so this isn’t amazing either, however something must be never really freed of, or possibly limit, all the defilement in boxing.)
Just Championships Bouts will be on pay-per-see, any remaining sessions will be on link and organization TV (except for the initial follows up on the compensation per-see occasions, which must all be sessions that figure out who will next battle for the Championship in a specific weight class). This probably won’t be ideal either, yet at any rate boxing fans will get their cash’s worth (particularly since there will be just 10 World Champions rather than 60).
I’m certain there are more reasons with respect to why boxing is passing on and more potential answers for boxing’s issues. Also, these ideas probably won’t tackle the entirety of boxing’s issues and keep it’s anything but a lethargic demise, however in any event they will take boxing off life support that it is at present on.