Manny Pacquaio, Floyd Mayweather: Bored with Boxing? Follow More Than 2 Fighters

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Manny Pacquaio, Floyd Mayweather: Bored with Boxing? Follow More Than 2 Fighters
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Enough already! One bad fight happens, and people start spouting all sorts of nonsense. They're saying that fight is the one that killed boxing, that boxing lost a ton of fans to MMA who will never come back, that Mayweather is a coward and all boxing matches are fixed.

Nonsense!

Yes, the criticism of boxing we are hearing from fans is valid and real. Boxing promoters can be maddening. But, in actuality, it's up to the fans to find ways to enjoy the sport.

Casual boxing fans are partly at fault for their frustration, because they are following only two fighters, and resting their hopes on the sport on one fight that may never happen.

Boxing, which had rules established in 1743 by British heavyweight champion Jack Broughton, might be the oldest organized sport on Earth. If sports are just a form of organized and sanctioned combat, then boxing just might be the purest sport.

It certainly appeals to a broad cross-section of people, being one of the most widely-followed sports on Earth, and one that is practiced in some form in every country on Earth. It's not going away any time soon, so you might as well find a way to enjoy it.

In this slideshow, I go through a list of ways to enjoy the sport of boxing again, without breaking out the pocketbook.

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