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Is Mixed Martial Arts Killing Boxing?

Sep 29th 2017, 11:51 pm
Posted by roccoblodg
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Boxing has been on the accepted, widespread circuit for as long as I can remember with consummate fighters like Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, and Sugar Ray Leanard not to mention the supreme like Cassius Clay, Joe Louis and numerous alternatives who made boxing amongst the most prestigious sports there is.

I'm an immense regular boxing supporter myself but unfortunately over the last five years it has begun to lose the allurement and the influence that alone made boxing a recreational activity to case. I can't recall how many times I kept awake up till four or five in the crack of dawn anticipating to see Holyfield fight.

that's one of the greatest problems with regular boxing nowadays there isn't many must watch fighters like before. Question a 20 year old these days who is their personal favourite boxer; I'll be shocked if they say any. You see, boxing is without must watch fighters and superstar's are what accumulate income in sport.

if you were to ask the identical 20 year who is their preferred Mixed Martial Arts fighter and I lay odds he will state: "From Ultimate Fighting Championship or Strikeforce, in what category?"

in the initial period MMA events were regarded crude and no TV channel wanted to advertise its events. So what made them modify their thinking? What adjusts every little thing is sports these days, MONEY.

When it all started the only way to eyeball Ultimate Fighting Championship contests was by renting video tapes now you have cable channels dedicated categorically for Mixed Martial Arts and the bigger contests can only be viewed on view and pay. Mixed Martial Arts merchandising power has matured excessively and passed regular boxing, a reason it has gained so much disclosure recently.

There is even a television show named The Ultimate Fighter that is in its 13th edition, where beginner Mixed Martial Arts fighters fight to become professional. Therefore the factor that many fighting in Ultimate Fighting Championship these days have appeared arrived out of this television show.

Even acclaimed boxing accessories companies are making MMA equipment which is more attestation of the promotion ability Mixed Martial Arts includes these days. Just for the register when Dana White acquired the Ultimate Fighting Championship from the Gracie Family it was worth 2 million Dollars now it is a 2 billion dollar corporation.

But that is not the only reason Mixed Martial Arts is more embraced than regular boxing these days. Mixed Martial Arts's audience consist in its most, of an era that grew up playing video games like Street Fighter, Tekken and numerous other fighting games where roles had different battling styles which is the significance of Mma.

This age group is also more dynamic with great thirst for action and Mma events dispatch just that. While boxing can become rather dull at times, 12 rounds without a knock down can be dreary to say the least.

with all that stated I leave you with the question: Is Mma Knocking Out Boxing?

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