What are the most popular sports in the UK nowadays? (Part 1)

The UK is notable for its diversity of sports interests. Sport plays an important role in fostering integration and nurturing domestic talent. The country gave birth to several major international sports. They are football, rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, and racetrack, and other fields.

Sports is a major source of entertainment in England. There are thousands of spectators filling stadiums and arenas to cheer on their favorite team. Sports 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 is credited to the UK with the country playing a major role in encoding the Queen’s Rule in the 19th century. Professional boxing in England offers some of the largest wallets for elite professional boxers who became instant celebrities in the country.

Professional boxing is managed by the Commission for the Control of Boxing. Meanwhile, amateur boxing is managed individually by agencies in each country.

Boxing in England is recovering from the decline caused by the development of other sports such as football that provide better income than traditionally for world boxing champions. British boxers have enjoyed great success at an international level, especially the 2012 London Olympics.

Horse race

The United Kingdom has a long history of cavalry dating back to Roman times and has a deep royal history. There are racetracks across the UK with an annual attendance of around 6 million people and track of more than 13,000 races.

This sport ranks among the top five sports in the UK in terms of media coverage. There are two forms of horseback riding in the UK – National Hunt and Flat Racing. National Hunt takes place during winter and involves jumping over obstacles. In the UK the sport is managed by the British Horse Racing Authority while in Northern Ireland it is managed by Horse Racing Ireland.