Any time there's a controversial fight, or a big matchup doesn't come through, the "boxing is dead" tagline is inevitably going to be discussed ad nauseum by sports fans everywhere.
Critics of the sport say that it lacks the popularity it once had because the best don't always fight the best, it's not on network TV, there's no money or it's not fairly distributed, and the list goes on and on.
However, when closely examined, virtually every criticism of boxing can be rebutted. Boxing is still a very popular sport and will continue to thrive all over the world.
While it's not as popular as it once was in the U.S., boxing is as big as ever overseas. If the sport of boxing can make some adjustments, it could really start to build it's fanbase back up.
Boxing may at times have its back against the ropes, but it ain't dead yet. Here's why.