Ever questioned yourself why boxing is so interesting and addictive to watch and stay tuned?
The trending issue in the world of boxing today is the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Pacquiao is a Filipino fighter, 33 years of age, and has a professional boxing record of 54-3-2 (Win-Loss-Draw), the best pound for pound boxer in the world. While Bradley, from Palm Springs, California is 29 years old and boasts a flawless record of 28-0-0.
Both of them are on their peak careers, and have their own name placed on the world-boxing hall of famers.
To serve as a comparison, here are their respective major world titles:
- WBC Light Middleweight Champion
- WBC Lightweight Champion
- IBF Super Bantamweight Champion
- WBC Super Featherweight Champion
- WBC Flyweight Champion
- WBO Welterweight (on the line) – Current
- WBC Light Welterweight Champion
- WBC Youth World Light Welterweight Champion
- WBO Light Welterweight Champion – Current
Who can’t remember Mohammad Ali? He won the gold medal in the Summer Olympics, held in Rome in 1960 and lost his title when Frazier defeated him in 1970. He regained it when he defeated George Foreman in 1974. When Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the famous boxer was advised to completely retire from boxing. His retirement took place after his fight with Leon Spinks sometime in 1982. Later, he was crowned as the century’s sportsman in 1999.
Some people might answer that it’s very entertaining to watch two people standing in the middle of the ring fighting with fist to fist into each other, professionally and with skills. Other men will respond that if they see a brawl, they get excited, what more in boxing?
Whatever reasons we might had in our mind, boxing already established its name in the sport industry. Thus, in all parts of the globe, every boxing enthusiast is waiting for their idol to step up in the ring.