Boxing’s Influence the Mainstream
Boxing as a Theme is Used in Many Mainstream Categories
The sport of boxing is not confined to the ring. Throughout history boxing has been used in many other areas and for many other reasons.
Perhaps the substantial and most powerful use of boxing has been in Hollywood. Boxing has been the theme in Hollywood more than any other sports. There are 6 sports theme films in the American Film Institute list of the top 100 films of all time – 5 are boxing: Raging Bull, City Lights, On the Waterfront, Pulp Fiction, and Rocky.
Advertising has incorporated boxing in many products from beer and wine to women’s underwear.
The publishing world has used boxing many different areas especially comic books, men’s magazines, and Pulp Fiction.
The world of politics has had its share also. Even today – it’s Obama vs Romney standing toe-to-toe.
The music recording industry has used boxing graphics on a number of different albums and as a theme for many performers.
Has any area of the mainstream not seen the use of boxing?
Author: Steven Lott