Mini Poll: The Spinks Is Not A Statue In Egypt


Have you ever boxed for sport or money?


Yes:
 12%
No:
 85%
No, but I would like to:
 4%

 


Have you ever boxed or trained for boxing for exercise?


Yes:
 18%
No:
 74%
No, but I would like to:
 8%

 


Have you attended a real boxing match?


Yes:
 36%
No:
 53%
No, but I would like to:
 8%
No, unless you consider the last holiday meal with my relatives a boxing match:
 3%

 


Have you ever purchased a viewing of a boxing match on pay-per-view?


Yes:
 18%
No:
 82%
No, but I might soon:
 1%

 


St. Louis has had a long history as a boxing capital, with an extensive network of amateur clubs and nationally noticed pro bouts. Boxing debuted as a Summer Olympic sport here. Since 2005, the City has been edging back towards pugilistic prominence. Is this a trend that should be encouraged or discouraged?


More emphasis, please:
 55%
Less emphasis, please:
 19%
Discourage it:
 16%
Ban it:
 9%

 


Between July 2005 and December 2008, the City of St. Louis temporarily suspended by ordinance imposition and collection of taxes on boxing matches, shows, and exhibitions. Would you generally support or oppose granting that temporary tax break again in the future?


Support:
 35%
Oppose:
 65%

 


Some schools have begun to reintroduce boxing instruction and exercises into their sports and physical education programs. Supporters say that boxing instills discipline and discourages bullying. Opponents say that boxing is too dangerous. To which side of this debate do you more lean?


Definitely a good thing:
 20%
Might be a good thing:
 41%
Probably a good thing:
 20%
Bad, bad, bad:
 19%

 


Have you ever been in the South Broadway Athletic Club?


Yes:
 26%
No:
 62%
No, and I have never heard of it:
 12%

 


Have you ever considered attending the annual Guns and Hoses boxing matches that pit City and County police officers and firefighters against each other to raise money for St. Louis Backstoppers?


Yes:
 17%
Yes, but I haven't gone yet:
 34%
No:
 49%

 


Which of the following boxers would get your vote as the greatest boxer of all time?


Muhammad Ali:
 52%
Barbara Boxer:
 10%
Big George Foreman:
 4%
Marvelous Marvin Hagler:
 0%
Bernard Hopkins:
 0%
Lucia Rijker:
 0%
Sugar Ray Leonard:
 5%
Joe Lewis:
 11%
Floyd Maywether, Jr.:
 0%
Archie Moore:
 1%
Manny Pacquiao:
 1%
Mike Tyson:
 2%
Killer Willard:
 0%
Someone else:
 12%

 


Which of the following boxers would get your vote as the greatest boxer from St. Louis?


Devon Alexander:
 5%
Henry Armstrong:
 12%
Jerry Clinton:
 4%
Dan Kirner:
 2%
Sonny Liston:
 30%
Corey Spinks:
 5%
Leon Spinks:
 20%
Michael Spinks:
 21%
Lemuel Steeples:
 1%
Myrl Taylor:
 1%

 


Should participants in sanctioned boxing matches be banned from punching each other directly in the head in order to make the sport safer?


Yes:
 48%
No:
 52%

 


Should participants in sanctioned boxing matches be required to pass a written examination on the potential health/safety risks from the sport?


Yes:
 68%
No:
 32%

 


Boxing or MMA?


Boxing:
 31%
MMA:
 11%
What's MMA?:
 58%

 


Which of the following is the best boxing movie?


Ali:
 5%
Body and Soul:
 2%
The Champ (1931):
 3%
Cinderella Man:
 8%
Diggstown:
 2%
Fat City:
 1%
The Hurricane:
 2%
Million Dollar Baby
 12%
Raging Bull:
 19%
Rocky:
 37%
When We Were Kings:
 3%
Something else:
 7%

 


BONUS QUESTION:
Devon Alexander versus Andreas Kotelnik (at Scottrade, August 7)?


Alexander by knockout:
 11%
Alexander by TKO:
 23%
Alexander by decision:
 32%
Alexander by forfeit/disqualification:
 4%
Kotelnik:
 10%
A draw:
 20%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.