Is the golden era of boxing a thing of the past?

What happened to old-school boxing? The boxing of Ali & Baby Jake?

Overnight Live's Joonji Mdyogolo thought she was the only one wondering about modern boxing's lack of appeal until she read a piece in Rolling Stone magazine this week that referred particularly to Floyd Mayweather, describing him as inherently boring inside the ring.

This was a fight that never really had a chance of living up to the hype surrounding it, in part because Mayweather is not that kind of fighter and Pacquiao is no longer that kind of fighter, and in part because boxing is not that kind of sport anymore. It exists on the fringes, on the margins of popular culture, condemned for its barbarism and for the glorification of dubious characters like Mayweather.

Rolling Stone article

So, is the Golden era of boxing over? Click below for EWN boxing correspondent Peter Leopeng's reflections on the recent Mayweather and Pacquiao fight....


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