Beginning with the seminal work on the economics of sports (Rottenberg 1956), concern over competitive balance has been a recurring theme. However, only brief and qualitative mention has been given to issues of competitive balance in professional boxing (Sanderson and Siegfried 2003; Tenorio 2006), and the topic is only broached tangentially for amateur boxing in a study of home-field advantage in the Summer Olympic Games (Balmer, Nevill and Williams 2003). Analyzing competitive balance in Olympic Boxing over its history and relative to major team sports, this study marks the first comprehensive quantitative analysis of competitive balance in amateur boxing.
|Keywords:||Olympic Boxing, Competitive Balance|
Associate Professor, Department of Business and Economics, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, USA
Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, IDAHO, USA