One good thing about the lack of quality big name boxing match ups in 2014 — perhaps the only good thing about it — was that it meant we had to look to unorthodox and sometimes unfamiliar outlets for entertainment. And indeed, most of the best fights of the year came on networks many boxing fans don’t get, or involved fighters they were generally unfamiliar with, or came...
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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