It is on the rise because of boxers like Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. These are all great boxers but did you know one of boxing greats is from Phoenix, Arizona?
That's right, Michael Carbajal is born and raised in Phoenix. Carbajal is a 5 time world champion. He finished his career at 49-5 with 33 knockouts.
Carbajal was a light flyweight during a time in which boxing was dominated by heavyweights. He was still able to make a name for himself and made Arizona proud.