Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Does Boxing still exist as a sport?
I have a lot of great memories revolving around boxing. When I was a kid, the Easter Bunny brought me and my brother boxing gloves one year. My dad took this as an opportunity to pit my brother and I against each other in boxing matches. I recall a time when I actually bloodied my brother's nose. We would also take some pretty dramatic dives when we wanted to go play Sega.
We also used to go to Fight Night at the Palace of Auburn Hills once every couple of months. The place would be absolutely packed with dudes in hilariously tasteless pimp suits. It was an absolutely blast.
Then there were the pay per view parties (alliteration FTW) where we would go to Tony Peter's house to watch George Foreman come out of retirement and fight Evander "Real Deal" Hollifield. Just as much of a blast. Not as many pimps.
So I'm just wondering, is there boxing anymore on the level that there used to be with Foreman and Hollifield and Tyson or has boxing be completely replaced by Mixed Martial Arts and UFC. Cause really, ugh.
Boxing is the sweet science. UFC, on the other hand, is a breeding ground for rapists and murders. No offense. (I realize the incongruence of saying UFC is for rapists when Mike Tyson, one of the most famous boxers in history, not only raped a girl, but also ate a man's ear.)