There are very few sports which are truly global. The most notably is almost certainly "Soccer", a sport where the world seems to stand still for the biggest matches. Another of the few lobal sports is boxing which takes place in every corner of the world and seemingly appeals to people anywhere on the planet.
The appeal of boxing ranges from the rich gamblers at world famous casino's all the way down to the poor starving children looking for a way to climb out of poverty. You see boxing being fought in front of millionaires at venues in places like Macau, Singapore and Las Vegas and you see it taking kids from the ghettos and giving them a chance to make themselves a new life, real money and a chance to be a hero to their compatriots.
It may seem clichéd but boxing really does have one of the biggest scopes and, although many describe it as a nice sport, it also has one of the biggest global audiences of any sport.
Sadly for a sport with such a wide range in participants and audience it does have it's issues and one of those is the lack of interest the English language media shows in covering the best fighters from outside the Western hemsiphere. As a result of this many fight fans are left unaware of many top class fighters from a range of divisions and in fact are forced to miss out on some of the best fights and best fighters on the planet.
Thankfully that's wherewe come in and our aim is to help raise the profile of fighters from outside of the normal scope of boxing media. Rather than focusing on the same fighters as HBO, Showtime, Sky Sports and Boxnation we're focussing on fighters who compete on channels like Fuji TV, TBS, Channel 7, SBS Sports and RCTI. We're not going to follow the lead of Ring Magazine, Boxing Monthly or Boxing News and focus on fighters that are featured time and time again in the English language press but instead we're going to give our attention to those lesser known fighters.
Whilst we are happy to accept that boxing from the East is a niche subject for boxing fans outside of the Orient we also know that boxing fans, all of you, enjoy great fights and great fighters. Our goal is to allow you all the chance to follow some of the best fighters that don't get US or UK TV exposure and, if we're able to, we will be bringing you videos of the best fights out there.
Thank you for visiting Asianboxing.infoand we hope you'll join our cause and help raise the profile of fighters like Shingo Wake, Amnat Ruenroeng and Takashi Miura.
Yours gratefully, the Asianboxing Team
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