Over the previous years MMA occasions just like the UFC have been gaining severe floor over Boxing. Proof of that’s the truth that final 12 months UFC pay-per-view occasions raised extra money than boxing occasions. Boxing promoters and TV commentators are always attacking MMA which proves their concern with the meteoric rising of MMA occasions not solely within the U.S. however everywhere in the world.
Boxing has been on the primary stream for as longs as I can bear in mind with nice fighters like Gorge Foreman, Mike Tyson, and Evander Holyfield to not mentions the legends like Muhammed Ali, Rocky Marciano and plenty of others who made boxing some of the prestigious sports activities there may be.
I am an enormous boxing fan myself however sadly over the previous 5 years it misplaced the glamour and the status that after made boxing a sport to observe. I can not bear in mind what number of nights I stayed up until four or 5 within the morning ready to see Tyson battle.
That’s one the most important downside with boxing lately there is not many idols like earlier than. Ask any 20 12 months previous lately who’s their favorite boxer; I will be shocked if they are saying any. You see, boxing is missing idols and idols are what drive income in sport.
Now go and ask the identical 20 12 months who’s their favorite MMA fighter and I guess he’ll say: “From UFC or Strikeforce, in what class?”
In its early days MMA occasions have been thought-about brutal and no TV station wished to broadcast its fights. So what made them change their minds? What adjustments every thing is sports activities lately, MONEY.
When it began the one method to watch UFC fights was by renting video tapes now you may have cable channels devoted particularly for MMA and the primary occasions can solely be watched on pay-per-view. MMA merchandising energy has grown exorbitantly and surpassed boxing, cause it has gained a lot publicity lately.
There’s even a actuality present named The Final Fighter that’s in its 13th version, the place beginner Combined Martial Arts fighters battle to turn out to be skilled. Therefore the truth that many preventing in UFC lately have come out of this actuality present.
Even famend boxing tools manufacturers are making MMA tools which is moor proof of the merchandising energy MMA has lately. Only for the file when Dana White purchased the UFC from the Gracie Household it was price 2 million Dollars now it’s a 2 billion greenback enterprise.
However that’s not the one cause MMA is extra standard than boxing lately. MMA’s viewers consist in its majority of a era that grew up enjoying video video games like Avenue Fighter, Tekken and plenty of different preventing video games the place characters had completely different preventing types which is the essence of Combined Martial Arts.
This era can also be extra dynamic with nice anticipating motion and MMA fights ship simply that. Whereas มวยโลก can turn out to be reasonably boring at instances, 12 rounds and not using a knock down might be tedious to say the least.
All mentioned, I depart you with the query: Is MMA Killing Boxing?