When we talk about combat sports there are very few which can acclaim to have worldwide popularity. From the list of contact sports Boxing is only contact sport which has a huge fan following and is famous worldwide. Boxing is a very famous sport in many countries. Some of these countries are United States of America, Mexico, Latin America, United Kingdom,Mexico, Philippines, Japan, Russia,Philippines and some eastern European countries like Ukraine, Poland, and Romania.
There are many renowned boxers who has a worldwide fan following and make loads of money too. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have climbed the list of top 10 richest athletes in past ten years.Muhammad Ali Clay a world renowned boxer is acclaimed to be one of the greatest athletes who ever lived.
Amateur boxing is a newer format of boxing which is also known as Olympics boxing, it is among very famous competitions of Olympics. This format is more popular in many countries and a number of teams represent their country in this sporting event hence making it more popular and trendy worldwide.
Most watched combat sport:
There are not many people who like combat sports but if you are a fan of combat sports there is a big possibility that boxing is your favorite sport. For most of the people boxing is their second favorite sport or some of them watch it occasionally especially when there is a major fight or a mega event.
Boxing is fully famous among women too. Boxing boast to have many renowned women champions Laila Ali and Lucia Rijker are one of the most popular women world champions.
Highest grossing fight of all times:
Boxing claims to have most expensive fights. Fight between Floyd Mayweather and Many Pacquiao holds the record of generating maximum revenue of almost 400 million dollars which is highest ever. In that single fight Floyd Mayweather earned a record-breaking amount of 250 million dollars whereas Pacquiao made a total of 12 million dollars. Floyd Mayweather and Many Pacquiaohas influenced Forbes list of richest athletes for most part of previous 8 years.