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Boxing: Sugar 'N Spice: Heavy Hopes For Middleweights When Bernard Hopkins Meets Oscar De La Hoya

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posted on Sep, 13 2004 @ 05:22 PM
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13.09.04 - By Bert Randolph Sugar,Sr. Boxing Analyst at-large for CMXsports.com: Many's the generic sports fan who will tell you, "Sure, I'm a boxing fan...I watch the heavyweights, especially heavyweight championship fights." That's akin to someone telling you they're a horse racing fan 'cause they watch the Kentucky Derby. These people can be considered boxing fans only in the same way raisins can be considered fruits--technically and only in a manner of speaking.

The real boxing fan knows there is more, much more, than the heavyweights. Especially today when the division is on the cusp of being called off on account of lack of talent. Take last weekend for example, PLEASE! When WBO heavyweight champ Lamon Brewster successfully defended his portion of the title against his former sparring partner who was introduced as "the 15th-ranked heavyweight contender." Who's Number 14, the loser on the reality show, "The Next Great Champ?"


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[Edited on 13-9-2004 by Ocelot]

[Edited on 13-9-2004 by Ocelot]




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