The strong modern era

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  1. seattlefan11

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    I would like to point the members of this forum to this thread on boxrec.com.

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    http://boxrec.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=101907
    The thread shows how many boxing bouts took place in each year since the mid 1800s. The data is provided by the boxrec owners themselves. (there is additional data spread throughout multiple pages of the thread)

    Here is the data which shows how many professional boxing bouts took place worldwide each year:

    1854 1
    1858 1
    1863 1
    1866 2
    1867 5
    1868 3
    1869 7
    1870 2
    1871 9
    1872 48
    1873 28
    1874 24
    1875 29
    1876 26
    1877 54
    1878 50
    1879 70
    1880 42
    1881 51
    1882 149
    1883 204
    1884 387
    1885 418
    1886 842
    1887 836
    1888 700
    1889 1009
    1890 1094
    1891 929
    1892 1024
    1893 991
    1894 1120
    1895 1525
    1896 2481
    1897 2425
    1898 2812
    1899 4006
    1900 5055
    1901 2978
    1902 4906
    1903 4417
    1904 4788
    1905 4736
    1906 4792
    1907 4419
    1908 5661
    1909 6981
    1910 8766
    1911 9835
    1912 10239
    1913 9835
    1914 10763
    1915 10490
    1916 12591
    1917 11223
    1918 7947
    1919 14807
    1920 20493
    1921 23239
    1922 28101
    1923 29322
    1924 30075
    1925 28366
    1926 31456
    1927 36071
    1928 39183
    1929 41259
    1930 44758
    1931 43952
    1932 38852
    1933 35683
    1934 32933
    1935 37445
    1936 31104
    1937 28327
    1938 26147
    1939 23240
    1940 18570
    1941 16715
    1942 15589
    1943 15334
    1944 17561
    1945 19180
    1946 33044
    1947 31968
    1948 27103
    1949 24811
    1950 21293
    1951 18483
    1952 17523
    1953 16696
    1954 16599
    1955 15238
    1956 14057
    1957 13744
    1958 13890
    1959 13038
    1960 12635
    1961 12277
    1962 11629
    1963 10549
    1964 9974
    1965 9614
    1966 10062
    1967 9826
    1968 10009
    1969 10123
    1970 11449
    1971 11559
    1972 10599
    1973 10590
    1974 9636
    1975 9657
    1976 9746
    1977 11246
    1978 11110
    1979 12231
    1980 12704
    1981 14186
    1982 15488
    1983 14921
    1984 12811
    1985 12840
    1986 11599
    1987 12013
    1988 12533
    1989 13338
    1990 13739
    1991 12982
    1992 13517
    1993 14498
    1994 13861
    1995 14350
    1996 14357
    1997 15175
    1998 14368
    1999 15431
    2000 15273
    2001 16206
    2002 17104
    2003 17251
    2004 18486
    2005 19632
    2006 20163
    2007 20734
    2008 20674
    2009 20999
    2010 21209
    2011 22753
    2012 22685
    2013 23396
    2014 22515
    2015 25090
    2016 26873



    Now this is interesting stuff huh?

    If we look at this data, we can come to several conclusions:

    1. The 1920s-1940s were called "The Golden Age" for a reason - this period had the highest amount of boxing bouts than any other period.
    2. The 1960s and 1970s, ie. the Ali Era, was one of the weakest eras in the last century of boxing in terms of competition.
    3. Today's era, ie. The International Era is second only to the Golden Age of boxing in terms of total competition.

    Yet every media outlet tries to tell us that 'boxing is dead' and today's era lacks competition.
     

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