50 years ago, boxing was the most famous sport in the world. If you were a winner in one of the eight weight classes, you were famous both plain and simple.
However, there are many fighters with the ability to create a storm every time they enter the ring. Here are the recent biggest stars in the sport of boxing.
In the New York City area, the atmosphere of every Cotto fights at the garden is unreal. Thousands of his fans showed up and are very passionate.
Cotto’s fights in Madison Square Garden and in Yankee Stadium have sold out numerous times. A casual sports fan heard of his name, which is rare in today’s fight game. As a testament to his famous reputation, here is a trivia question: Who has hold the attendance record in Madison Square Garden for a single event?
The answer would be Miguel Cotto, with his competition against Zab Judah. Many people attended said it was the best atmosphere they’d ever been to compare to any other sporting event.
TV ratings put Canelo on this list. In the US, Canelo routinely get excellent ranking on HBO, and he is consistently attract over 10,000 fans whenever he fights in the United States.
In Mexico, Alvarez is a legitimate superstar, attracting an average over 40 million viewers in the south of the border which account for about 40 percent of the population watching him every time he fights. The only time that occurs in the United States was the super bowl.
Canelo is only 21, which means that he has numerous of time to become an even bigger star, especially when the fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. comes off, it is possible that Azteca will break JCC Sr.’s all time attendance record.