“Fighters need to come together” – Ryan Garcia and Terence Crawford demand revolution in ‘greatest sport’ boxing after SHOWTIME’s demise

Professional boxers Ryan Garcia and Terence Crawford have asked fighters to unite in the face of Showtime shutdown.


“Fighters need to come together” – Ryan Garcia and Terence Crawford demand revolution in ‘greatest sport’ boxing after SHOWTIME’s demise

Ryan Garcia and Terence Crawford (image credit- IMAGO)

Paramount has officially announced the end of Showtime in the boxing industry after 37 years of broadcasting. Professional boxers Ryan Garcia and Terence Crawford recently responded to the news that Showtime Boxing would be shutting down. Subsequently, they stated that they wanted to send a message about the need for unity in the sport.

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Ryan Garcia addressed the situation by mentioning the importance HBO and Showtime have had for boxing for this generation. Subsequently, Garcia prompted fighters to unite and save the sport of boxing from drowning while reminding people of boxing’s greatness. In addition, Garcia mentioned that boxing needs to reinvent itself in terms of marketing, investors, and new audiences. Crawford replied to Garcia’s tweet by stating, “Look at every other sport is building empires by doing it right. Us fighters need to come together. We can fight in the ring but work together for our sport and our families.

Showtime Boxing has been providing extensive coverage, analysis, and commentary on boxing for the last four decades. Hence, the legacy and impact it has had on the sport have been monumental over the years. However, in recent years, the golden age of boxing has been in decline because of mismanagement within the sport.

People have mainly attributed Showtime’s downfall to underwhelming and mismatched fights, which have made boxing uninteresting. Hence, boxing needs to be reinvented to survive and thrive among new audiences in the near future.

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Jake Paul is on the same page as Ryan Garcia and Terence Crawford

Paramount has officially announced that Showtime will be discontinuing boxing coverage by the end of 2023 after 37 years of broadcasting. The company stated that financial issues and mismanagement of resources were the main reasons behind their decision.

Jake Paul
Jake Paul (image credit- The Mirror)

Subsequently, celebrity boxer Jake Paul has also shown interest in seeking a solution to the current situation the way Crawford and Garcia are. In addition, Paul agreed with Crawford and Garcia after they expressed how the boxing industry needs to be reinvented to survive and stay relevant. People who are a part of boxing are deeply troubled about how HBO and Showtime have ended their journey in the boxing industry. Hence, fighters are now prompting each other to stand united and face this adversity by making boxing thrive again.

Furthermore, Paul has also announced that he plans on entering the boxing ring again in December 2023. However, Paul did not announce his opponent for the bout but expressed his determination to become a world champion one day.

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