The buzz created by CBS' involvement in this week's fight promotion has been tremendous. The lead-up to Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley has gotten network exposure that we haven't seen for a fight since the 80's.
Earlier this week, former HBO chief Seth Abraham, said that a massive pay-per-view number, could create competition for its product, unseen in the history of boxing.
Gautham Nagesh from the Atlantic captured the mood of Pacman-Mosley with this list of five reasons why the sport has a chance to explode in the coming years.
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5. Globalization American soccer fans are swearing allegiance to Barca and Man U while Chinese teens endlessly imitate Kobe and DWade on the basketball court. The increasingly cosmopolitan nature of sports is a perfect fit for boxing, which has historically marketed itself in ethnic and nationalistic terms.
4. The Latino Fanbase While the absence of an American heavyweight contender to succeed Tyson has sapped much of the sport's mainstream appeal