Duco which is promoting Joseph Parker’s world heavyweight title fight in New Zealand, is seeking public funding:
Boxing requires skill, strength and fitness like other sports.
People get hurt doing it, like other sports.
But unlike other sports, that’s the aim in boxing.
That makes it a bad fit for public funds.
It might gain international attention but it can’t be compared withevents like the Rugby World Cup or next year’s World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships which qualified for major events funds.
They not only had/will have multiple participants they attracted/will attract thousands of visiting supporters and fans over weeks.