Hands down best boxing writing this week, period
Here we are on the eve of the biggest fight night in more than a decade and maybe since Mike Tyson’s ascent in the 80s. And, for as fraught as the Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight is with complaints that they’re over-the-hill, I’m ecstatic to see America embracing a showdown between welterweights.
In the post-Tyson landscape the general American sporting public seemed to take only a passing interest in boxing’s terrific non-heavyweight champs–Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones, Jr., Pacquiao, Mayweather, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Felix Trinidad, etc.–while the heavyweight division stagnated under the fists and plodding pace of the Klitschko brothers. While boxing fans have…
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