by Derek Kessinger
It’s been almost a week since the prime events for both boxing and horse racing went awry. Both sports were hoping for big comeback victories, but a late scratch and a controversial decision have left the classic sporting events reeling. With the controversy already dying down, both sport’s declining popularity will likely continue, as the new landscape of sports does not have time for either of them.
With the Belmont Stakes being significant in the Triple Crown for the first time since 2008, horse racing was hoping to build on their first three-race champion since 1978. Unfortunately, I’ll Have Another was scratched from the race and will likely never enter a competition again. The hype of the previous three weeks was suddenly lost among suspicion and a feeling of defeat for those hoping to see the pinnacle of the sport achieved one more time.