- Jonathan Gottschall: Millions to tune in to see Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, but this doesn't show resurgence of declining sport of boxing
- So why will so many watch?He says a fight is metaphor for the whole human condition, with everything noble and ugly on display
Jonathan Gottschall is a distinguished fellow in the English department at Washington and Jefferson College in southwestern Pennsylvania. His new book is "The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)This weekend, millions of people are expected to tune in to watch two men beat each other up. Why is this?