Upon reading the tragic news that Arturo Gatti was found dead in his hotel room yesterday, I thought about all of the ways in which the sport of boxing has influenced pop culture.
From boxing-themed fashion to bruised-up photography sets and insightful editorials, despite its brutality, boxing does have a beautiful side. Although Arturo Gatti's career was marked with controversy, his talent was undeniable.
Implications - Boxing is an increasingly influential sport in the athletic realm, but also in the realm of pop culture where endless products have been birthed in response to the mass appreciation of this sport. From video games to personalized boxing gloves and even robots, items that are essentially bi-products of and capitalize on a fad or phenomenon as big as this one are guaranteed to explode in the consumer world.
From Famous Pros Like Arturo Gatti to Fighting Robots
Novel Realistic Gaming
The USB Boxer
Rocky Balboa Vs Bobby Fischer
DIY Fighting Robots
The Robocraft Boxing Kit
Diamond Boxing Gloves
TKO Luxury Style
Beijing Olympic Hero Ads
China Boxer Zou Shiming for Nike
Boxing Models for Global Warming
Baby Creative Makes Saving the Environment Hot
Athletic Mini Robots
The I-Sobot Plays Sports Like Soccer and Boxing
Rich Hendry Exposes Fighters in 'Fight Me'
Fantasticsmag Brings Out the Gloves
Porcelain Boxing Gloves
Lagerfeld Shoots for Rosenthal's ‘Ego' Campaign
Nagashima's Cartoon Fighter Suit
Soccer Players as Boxers
David Beckham's 2009 Calendar
Hugh Jackman in Vanity Fair Italy