5 boxers that deserve more recognition from fans and media that history forgot about.
The sport of boxing is one of the oldest in the history of mankind. The sport dates all the way back to Ancient Greece. The Marques of Queensberry rules, first established in the late 1800s, are the basis for modern boxing today.
The sweet science has gone through a plethora of iterations with eras of boxers once fighting in unlimited, 20, and 15-round bouts. There were initially only eight weight classes with one champion per division. Today, we have 17 divisions, with up to four champions holding titles in each weight class.
Needless to say, with more than a century of history, boxing has gone through its fair share of transitions. Within that history, thousands of boxers have put on a pair of gloves and stepped inside the squared circle. At one time, boxing was one of the most popular sports in the United States, sitting side-by-side with baseball, football, and basketball.
5 boxers that need to be given more acknowledgement
Since the 1980s, when boxing shifted from being primarily featured on networks like ABC to cable platforms like HBO and Showtime, the sports' audience has fluctuated up and down, with only certain outliers gaining mainstream notoriety. With so many years of history and an erratic fan base, there are a plethora of pugilists that have been lost to time either by the mainstream media or hardcore boxing fans.
With a sport like boxing with so much history, a list of fighters that have been forgotten can be made ten times over with different boxers listed. Here, we'll look at five that deserve more recognition and aren't mentioned nearly enough due to fighting in the wrong era or not receiving the same opportunities as their contemporaries.