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What's happened to professional boxing?

Professional boxing has seen a steady decline in viewership over the past few decades, with the sport’s popularity reaching an all-time low in 2020. The rise of MMA has been a major factor in this decline, as UFC has become the dominant combat sport in the US. Other factors include the lack of star power in boxing, the lack of consistent quality fights, and the rise of streaming services, which have undercut the need for boxing to be broadcasted on television. Despite the challenges, there is still potential for the sport to make a comeback if the right steps are taken. Promoters need to focus on creating stars, and ensure that the best fighters are competing in the best fights, while also using technology to make the sport more accessible and appealing to a wider audience.

Read More 16 Feb 2023