Last summer I had the opportunity to interview boxing legends Sugar Ray Lenard, and Roy Jones Jr. One of the topics we spoke about was the decline in popularity boxing is facing. Both agreed that one of the reasons for the decline is that boxing is no longer in communities. The local gyms, and after school programs aren’t there.
They also mentioned a lack of exposure. There was a time when boxing was shown on network television. These days its primarily featured on pay cable channels or pay per view for the larger matches. Promoter Al Haymon has a plan to bring more boxing to TV.