I confess growing up in the 70s and in High School in first half of 80s I loooved boxing. I loved ABC Wide World of Sports or the CBS Weekend Sports shows that aired boxing matches. I loved watching Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and Ray Boom Boom Mancini and of course Ali. I remember asking in HS (Catholic) why not have intramural boxing, the Brother said no it was not a real sport. BS. Only sport growing up I wanted to play. Sadly its become a joke, although I lost the taste for boxing when Mancini killed an opponent in the ring, it wasn't intentinal but still it showed how utterly dangerous it was.
Amazingly boxing never became a HS sport while wrestling did. Your turn.