There’s something about the lower weight divisions that make for stunning fights. Perhaps the lack of mainstream attention forces smaller fighters to fight that little bit harder for recognition. Perhaps, but it cannot be ignored that the best tend to fight one another more often in the lowest weight categories. When Mexico’s Francisco Rodriguez Jr (16-2-1/11KO) and Japan’s...
The above fight is one of two to get Fight of the Year buzz from this past weekend, buzz that was overshadowed by the absolute disgrace that was the Showtime tripleheader headlined by Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka. For my money, the video of Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. vs. Katsunari Takayama doesn’t really start taking off toward FOTY candidacy until the 8th round, with the 8th through...
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