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USA vs. UK: Battle of the Countries

By Adam Fillingham: The United kingdom. Three world champions. The United States. Ten world champions. Two super powers in the boxing world. This got me thinking this morning. Whilst looking through some of the “box rec” rankings the title of this article got me thinking. Who is better? America or the UK? I myself, am from the United Kingdom but I will not be biased. The same as I do realize that the USA is bigger and has a vaster population than the United kingdom.

How this will work?

Using “box rec”, I will take a look through the top 25 of there rankings for each weight. Looking at each weight class i will observe how many fighters there are from the UK and the USA. After finding how many fighters there are for each weight and in total for all weights, i will work out the population difference between the two countries. Very mathematical…

Now for the results;

Weight USA UK
Heavyweight
5 2
Cruiserweight 3 2
Light Heavyweight 9 2
Super Middleweight
5 3
Middleweight 4 3
Light Middleweight
8 2
Welterweight
6 1
Light Welterweight
9 4
Lightweight 5 2
Super Featherweight
3 1
Featherweight 4 1
Super Bantamweight
0 2
Bantamweight 1 0
Super Flyweight
1 0
Flyweight
0 0
Light Flyweight
1 0
Minimumweight
0 0
TOTAL
64 25

These results may look clear cut in America’s favour but in the top 25 of the ranking system, there are only 2.6 Americans per Brit. That means that for the USA to win they can only have 2.6 times the population of the UK. Lets get Google involved…

After surfing the net for a little I have found that the population of the USA was a large…

304,059,724

Now for the UK. The population for the United Kingdom is…

61,399,118

Unlucky USA. The US population was a massive 4.9 times the size of that of the UK. The UK are the victors for 2010. Will it stay this way till 2011? Would the UK have more top 25 contenders than the US if it had the same population? So many questions, difficult, if not impossible to answer. Lets see if those questions are answered in the future.

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