Boxing in the 1920s were more of popular social events than a sports event with lots of men and women both. Women were also very engaging and good at boxing. Some 20 years ago from televsion times, boxing in 1900s started emerging as social events rather than a one room show.
With increase its popularity, the most famous person of the world were the winners of the mega boxing events and biggest matches. Soon it started the generate genuine boxers and boxing superstars.
As motion cameras started to came into existence, all boxing events were presented to millions of viewers right at their home which resulted in increased popularity of the game and started the golden era of boxing.
STATUS IN WORLD SPORTS OF BOXING IN THE 1920S
It was the beginning of the end of original 8 weight classes in boxing. Although best fighters from United States of America and Europe were in plenty but this was a period of racism towards black fighters. Despite the negativity towards black fighters, the boxing association still locked the first black boxer Jack Johnson.
The boxing association further locked many deserving fighters like Harry Wills and many more.
Jack Dempsey, the first super hero of boxing dominated that decade and film makers started to make film around dempsey based on boxing sport somehow.
It was the time when one can imagine the powerful sport structure that exists today inspire by the huge increase in boxing popularity.
The shady side of the game started to came into existence that’s dirty business. Money started to rolling out at big scale following the immense popularity around the world.
BEST FIGHTERS OF BOXING IN THE 1920S
A large band of seriously amazing fighters who were strongly professional too was created by the huge popularity wave of boxing around the world.
Super stars of boxing were the most famous people of the world at that time.
Some of them were :-
- Tommy Loughran
- Tony Canzoneri
- Mickey Walker
- Jack Dempaey
- Gene Tunney
- Panama Al Brown
BIGGEST MATCHES OF 1920S BOXING
The most amazing and popular matches of the 1920s boxing that created superstars, winners and celebrities at that time were :-
- Dempsey vs Carpentier
- Villa vs Wilde
- Greb vs Tunney
- Dempsey vs Firpo
- Tunney vs Dempsey I
This was the walkthrough of the most popular sport as how and what it was in 1920s. Boxing in the 1920s and 1900s boxing era was the emergence of its popularity around the world as it is at the present date.