5-Step Plan for Boxing to Surpass MMA as Most Popular Combat Sport

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5-Step Plan for Boxing to Surpass MMA as Most Popular Combat Sport
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The sport of boxing has been criticized for decades.

Questions about the sport's honesty, legitimacy and appeal have been as prevalent as the names of the great champions that are in the history books.

Despite all the criticisms and problems within boxing, the sport remains alive and at least moderately healthy.

However, boxing could be doing better. It struggles in its competition with mixed martial arts for several reasons, and if it wants to win that competition in the short run and get healthier in the long run, boxing can't just continue to go along with business as usual.

Boxing needs to take steps to recapture its market share and win back the public trust. Boxing will always have its fans, but it needs to do a much better job if it wants to thrive in the current market place and overtake MMA.

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