Popular Sports In The 1930s
It went from having a superstar that dominated and was champion for many years to having a different champion constantly. The reason for this was because the Great depression happened it forced men to fight for whatever amount of money was up for grabs that night, even if some people were at a huge disadvantage they still fought to try and win some money. Because there was no Tv at the time if you wanted to see a fight you had to go watch it live, and big matches in boxing could draw crowds up to five digits(1930s Boxing. n.d.). Boxing also expanded into Latin American during the 1930’s, and there were some world champions from there. Sixto Escobar became Puerto Rico’s first world champion. Mexico first world champion was Baby Arizmendi in 1934, and Cuba’s first world champion was Kid Chocolate. There was 6 champions from 1930-1937 until the superstar of Joe Louis started his amazing run of champion of Heavyweight Boxing. Joe Louis was one of the most deadliest boxers and made a name for himself, by then he had already fought all the worthy boxers that had a chance of beating him. Another really good Boxer was Henry Armstrong and he became the featherweight champion in 1937. He didn't stop there however he went out of his weight class and claimed the Lightweight, and Welterweight the next year. He was world champion in three different weight classes(1930s Boxing.