Young American Heavyweight Boxing Prospects
Where have all the young American heavyweights gone? If you believe the media, the American heavyweight is a dying breed. When you consider the fact that 47-year-old Evander Holyfield was the last American fighter to have a legitimate shot at the heavyweight title, you start to understand why people are sceptical about the term “young American heavyweight” – most people don’t think that such a thing exists.
There are several reasons why there are relatively few top American heavyweight boxing prospects. One of the main reasons is the fact that boxing was previously the main way out for many large, athletically gifted inner city (frequently black) children. Almost every top American heavyweight after World War II was black and came from similar background