How popular is boxing?

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  1. Y0cc3

    Y0cc3 Blue Belt

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    There are usually two criterias for popularity:

    1. How many people do the sport?
    2. How many fans are there in the world?


    I would like to know answer to these two. For example soccer supposedly has 250million
    players and 3 billion fans around the globe.
     
  2. PHATV

    PHATV FREE @RR!!! Platinum Member

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    4 million.
     
  3. grey poupon

    grey poupon Blue Belt

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    I would say Boxing is about as popular as Golden Girls was during the show's peak
     
  4. Y0cc3

    Y0cc3 Blue Belt

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    That's great, sadly I don't know what Golden Girls is (some fetish porn with lots of pee?)
    and I'm not sure how many people train Golden Girls.
     
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    wilddeuces Banned Banned

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    Okay, I hated the show growing up, but the fact that you don't know what it is just plain makes me feel old. Jerk... :)

    Anyway, boxing's popularity is dependent on where you go. In North America it also happens to be inextricably linked - to some extent - to the quality of the heavyweight division and how many American names are in the mix.

    To me boxing is the most popular thing around - but that's a small, small world.
     
  6. The Batkilt

    The Batkilt Banned Banned

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    Boxing is half as good and a quarter as popular as MMA. MMA is the most popular and fastest growing sport of all time though, so that's nothing to be sniffed at.
     
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    Cheese Banned Banned

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    Stevenson's fight last night got more World Wide views than the Madrid soccer game yesterday.
     
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    wilddeuces Banned Banned

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    Nice sig.
     
  9. Y0cc3

    Y0cc3 Blue Belt

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    I'm Finnish so I don't know American TV shows :D
     
  10. DeJulez

    DeJulez Broner Brodie

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    Boxing on a global scale has to be one of the most popular sports.
    Soccer and Baseball might be ahead of it but thats simply because anyone can play those sports with little chance of injury.

    Not everyone can go out and box.
    But the way Mexico shuts down and gets 23million viewers for a Canelo fight or how Germany pulls in 17m viewers for a Klitschko fight shows you the popularity of boxing.
    Wembley Stadium selling 80k tickets for Groves-Froch II, or the buzz in Montreal for Pascal-Bute.
    Zou Shiming and the major viewership he got in China for his pro-debut.
    Mayweather and his ppvs here in America.
    Pacquiao and his loyal minions in the Philippines and even his loyal idiots here in the States.

    Boxing is a global power and a highly popular sport.
     
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    OuchPleaseNooo Orange Belt

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    Baseball? I thought Baseball was only popular in North America and kind of popular in Japan.

    Boxing is certainly one of the few true global sports along with Football (Soccer), Tennis, Golf and Formula 1. And Rugby and Cricket are almost there and if you claim Baseball is as well then i will take your word for it.
     
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    Boxing > MMA for me now. UFC trying to raise too many TUF and new guys that I barely know half their roster anymore.

    Big boxing fights always sell and are exciting.
     
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    What is this 'boxing' you speak of?
     
  14. JayElectra

    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    Yes.
     
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    for now yes

    and to answer TS question, i think its should be consider one of the biggest sport in the world, because its internationally recognize and who in the world didnt know Boxing, i can named many country that didnt have any idea what Ruggby, Soccer, Basketball is. Boxing is well known, and probably the biggest combat sport alive today
     
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    RR Step into the lab Banned

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    Never heard of it
     
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    who's sara the racist midget ?
     
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    SuwoopBangin Praise Be Unto The Based

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    Boxing is dead.
     
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    Bigger than Bellator but smaller than UFC!!!
     

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