I just re-watched "Cinderella Man" with Russell Crowe. I had forgotten what a good film this is. And it made me think about when I was a kid, and even a young adult. In those days, i.e., the 1950's through the 1960's and even a bit beyond that, EVERYONE knew who the heavyweight boxing champion was. Most people, even those not particularly interested in sports, also knew some of the other weight division champions. Boxing, along with major league baseball and horse racing were the sports that pretty much all Americans were aware of. In those days you could ask most anyone at all what the name was of the horse than won the Kentucky Derby, and you could certainly ask who was the heavyweight champion. Names like Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, and later Larry Holmes, and especially Muhammed Ali were household names. Today I have no idea who the various champions are, and I'm not sure that actual boxing is still a thing since the more brutal sports of MMA and the like have become popular. I still remember getting to watch Rocky Mariano knock out Archie Moore in 1955. I was 12, and watched it with my Dad (who himself had been a welterweight professional fighter for 6 years well before I was born). Seems like that was centuries ago.