Episode 12: The Sweet Science

Season 2 continues down its non-mainstream sport path. In this episode the Professor and Mario talk about Boxing.  Once a pillar of mainstream sports, the sweet science has been in slow decline for a long time now, operating on the fringes of the sport spectating experience, save for the once every few months’ pay-per- view extravaganzas.  

Is Pugilisms’ waning fandom a social-political reflection of the inclinations of the middle class? Or is it mainstreams’ changing tastes and lust for MMA ferocity? Where in the world is the performance on the quadrilateral stage still relevant? And finally, is boxing standing in its own way, obstructing itself from mainstream recuperation? Tune in and find out.