Last Of A Dying Breed

This article explains how in an ever changing world; there are some things- especially in Boxing that should remain the same.




In an ever-changing world, change is an inevitable occurrence. Yes, change can be a very positive thing on the other hand, change could also be negative. In an artform such as Boxing, change can be both. For instance, social media and brand building for Boxers can be very good for them and good for the sport collectively. However, if not utilized properly, over promoting and under-performing can also be very detrimental to both the fighter and the art as well. At this point, Boxing is in a very fragile state and if entities such as promotional companies and sanctioning bodies aren’t too careful Boxing may face extinction. How’s that for change. 


Switching gears from the doom and gloom portion of the article there are fighters who are literally doing things the right way by challenging themselves to become the very best at their respective division and leaving their mark artform we call Boxing. I have to confess, I almost started naming names, but we all know how that goes (you’ll ALWAYS forget someone). What gives me hope was watching 3 fights ( Taylor vs Catterall, Charlo vs Castano and Haney vs Kambosos) in the men’s division and 2 in the women’s division.  (Serano vs Taylor and McCaskill vs Ibarra) and that is in 2022 alone. (Date this article was written 07/28/2022) What also makes me optimistic is fact that the biggest fight in Boxing Spence vs Crawford is a real possibility. 


While Celebrity Boxing has given fans interesting and surprisingly entertaining match ups; the men and women who have dedicated themselves full time to this sport will stop padding stats by fighting over-matched opponents or there may not be any checks to collect. My hope (reoccurring theme) is that the fighters who desire to be champions and push themselves to fight the very best are not the last of a dying breed. 



Brent Foxx

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