One of the developments that I welcomed was that boxing seemed to have declined in popularity and esteem as more and more people realized that it was barbaric to watch two people try to beat each other senseless and turned way from it. I was hoping that American football would witness a similar drop for the same reason.
But suddenly this whole week the news sites that I read and NPR are talking about some fight that is to take place this evening in Las Vegas between two men both in their mid-to-late 30s. I have no idea why this is such a big deal and Erin McClam’s attempt to explain (autoplay) the reasons and the list of celebrities who will be attending is not convincing.
But I sincerely hope that this is the last gasp of a ghastly spectacle and not a sign of a resurgent interest in a brutal activity that deserves to disappear.