Boxing Essay

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Aimenya Eromosele Erica Lange ENGL 191 12/18/2013 To decrease the likelihood of corruption, the sport of boxing should have a national boxing commission installed. For many years, boxing has become engrossed in devious acts ranging from inept/corrupt judging to promoters “protecting” certain boxers, resulting in many crooked decisions and many big fights, such as Mayweather-Pacquiao not coming to fruition. Back in the day, legendary fighters such as Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson defended their championships regularly to prove their worth as champions. Nowadays, there are a plethora of titles floating around and most promoters nowadays value style over substance. The ongoing promotional war between Golden Boy and Top Rank has sort of given certain titleholders an excuse to avoid elite matchups. If a national boxing commission was in place, more fighters would be less protected, and more fighters would be forced to fight the best on a regular basis. Besides Mayweather-Pacquiao, another fight that has not happened yet is the Nonito Donaire and Abner Mares fight. This fight has not been signed yet and it has angered many boxing fans because we may never see the “legitimate #1 vs #2 matchup at Super Featherweight”, according to Bad Left Hook. One of the main problems that has plagued boxing for years has been the copious amount of shady promoters ruining the image of the sport. As Fight Saga reports, back in the early 1900s and arguably even today you might see boxers that are huge favorites by the bookmakers take a dive so that the Mafia would bet heavily on the underdog and win large sums of cash. Now although the sport has cleaned up a little bit since then, various promoters such as Bob Arum and Don King have been involved in corrupt acts such as being in cahoots with sanctioning bodies so that their superstar fighters can get an easy access to the

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