Hispanic Institute of Social Issues
The Death of Professional Boxing
In The Death of Professional Boxing, long-time professional referee Roger Yanez,
analyzes the reasons why boxing lacks the fan base other sports enjoy, and why
boxers are some of the lowest-paid professional athletes.
Although Yanez—who refereed more than 3,000 professional bouts in his career
spanning almost five decades—makes sharp criticism of the factors that have
sent boxing to a defunct state, the minor administrative changes he’s been
proposing for decades seek to bring boxing to the high audience and revenue
levels as other professional sports.
Yanez believes that the most important measure to resurrect boxing resides in
the way professional fights are scored. His book presents a proven method that,
if implemented, will bring respect to the boxing fans, credibility to the sport, and
ultimately make boxing the biggest winner.
Title: The Death of Professional Boxing
Author: Roger Yanez
Publisher: Latino Book Publisher (An imprint of HISI)
Pages: 154 (includes photographs)
Please mail purchase orders, checks or money orders to: HISI PO Box 50553
Mesa, Arizona 85208-0028
About the Author
Roger Yanez worked as a professional boxing referee for approximately five
decades, after a short stint in his youth as a professional boxer. He was born in
Morenci, Arizona and raised in Phoenix. In Morenci, a mining town, his father
worked as an underground miner during the Great Depression. He served in the
U.S. Army for three years, and in the 161st Air National Guard for 30 years.
Yanez was also a competitive rifle and pistol shooter. He has three children:
Melody, Denise and Danny. He is a fisherman, hunter and a prospector.