5 Changes That Could Reenergize the Boxing Community

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5 Changes That Could Reenergize the Boxing Community
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Boxing's fragmented leadership prevents Wladimir Klitschko from getting the honors he deserves.

Boxing has had its share of problems that have kept it from being one of the most popular sports in the United States for decades.

Through the first half of the 20th century, boxing, baseball and horse racing were the three most popular sports in the country. While baseball has its share of problems, it still remains a vital sport on the American sporting canvas.

Horse racing is just a shell of what it once was, and while boxing has its share of loyal followers, the sport's popularity has been diminished dramatically.

Competition from mixed martial arts fighting is not the biggest issue. Boxing was in trouble long before Dana White took over the UFC in 2002.

There are several issues that boxing could fix that would re-energize the sport and help it capture sporting glory once again.

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