I took a quick glance at the sight on the AFL-CIO organizing boxing at
As you can see at the site, they are attempting to bring some sanity and
dignity to a
sport which exploits the participants (boxers) to the point of them having
so little protection for the present and the future. I am sure that many
of the people in rec.sport.boxing are aware of the other sports which
benefit significantlly from having a union. A pension fund would be good,
then so many boxers wouldn't have to do desperate things.
I'm a big fan of boxing, I admire the courage of boxers that master the
sweet science. If anyone has further information on this effort I'd be
interested in hearing from you.