The UK is notable for its diversity of sporting interests. Sport plays an important role in promoting integration and nurturing local talents. The country has spawned a number of major international sports such as football, rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, and racetracks and other fields.
Sport is a major source of entertainment in the UK with thousands of spectators filling the stadium and arena to cheer on their favorite team. Sport is also the main source of revenue in the UK for players, governments and investors. Here are some of the most popular sports in the UK.
The development of modern boxing was recorded in the UK with the country playing a major role in coding the Queen’s Rule in the 19th century. Professional boxing in the UK provides some of the largest wallets for elite professional fighters became instantly popular in the country. Professional boxing is governed by the Boxing Control Commission while amateur boxing is managed separately by agencies in each country.
Boxing in the UK is recovering from the decline caused by the development of other sports such as soccer that offers better income than traditional boxing world championships. The British boxers have achieved great success on an international level, especially the 2012 London Olympics.
9. Horse riding
The UK has a long history of cavalry dating back to Roman times and a deep royal history. There are many racetracks throughout the UK with an annual participation of about 6 million people and over 13,000 race tracks.
The sport ranks among the top five sports in the UK for media coverage. There are two forms of horse riding in the UK – National Hunt and Flat Racing. National Hunt takes place in the winter and involves jumping over obstacles. In the United Kingdom, this sport is managed by the UK Horse Racing Authority while in Northern Ireland, it is managed by Horse Racing Ireland.