Originally Posted by Masscore
A dominating American Heavyweight boxer would save boxing tomorrow if he came along. You need someone like Tyson to just come in and start knocking people out flat while looking unstoppable. Or a guy like Ali who could talk the talk and walk the walk then go win in style.
Boxing lives and dies with the heavyweight division. Remember it was only 10-15 years ago boxing was still a pretty big deal when you had the Lewis-Holyfield-Tyson fights going on. Now those three are gone and boxing doesn't matter anymore. If you had a good young guy come up and just beating the snot out of people, suddenly boxing would be front and center on ESPN and on the front page of newspapers again.
Completely agree. It was as recently as Lewis that the boxing HW champion was the most recognizeable person on the planet (I'm not exaggerating). Just as Masscore said, just 10-15 years ago, no celebrity was as big as the HW boxing champ. It could happen again as soon as the next Tyson comes around.
Favorite Fighters: Frank Mir, GSP, Chuck Liddell, Rich Franklin, Fedor, Eric Paulson (Legend!)
Least Favorite Fighters: The Diaz Brothers, Diego Sanchez, Brock Lesnar, Matt Hughes