Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 – Great Year of Boxing

By David Anderson: What seems to be the biggest upset for us boxing fans turned to be one of the most exciting year for boxing history. Late in 2009, rumors exist that a potential fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was set to happen on March 13, however due to some contract demands, the fight did not push thru. Instead Manny signed a fight with Joshua Clottey on the same fight date. Clottey, for some was virtually unknown. Many boxing fans did not know that Clottey exhibits one of the best defense and one of the toughest chin. Also some hardcore boxing fans even considered Clottey as the winner with his last fight against Cotto. In addition, his two other loss was also questionable.

On the other hand, there are also rumors that Mayweather will set to fight Shane Mosley on May 1. Andre Berto (Prayers for the souls of his relatives and Haitians) canceled his fight against Mosley on Jan 30 due to the catastrophic event that happened to Haiti. This will make Mosley to be available for May 1, and if the rumors are true, we are all invited for a wonderful 2010 of boxing. Imagine that we will have a 4-man tourney to settle who is the best welterweight fighter of the decade.

The winner of Pacquiao-Clottey fight will go against the winner of Mayweather-Mosley and the winner will be declared as the kings of the Welterweight division. This time, no excuses is to be made, no silly contracts demands is to be offered, ducks will be clearly visible. We will see the best to fight only the best. I hope the fight of Mayweather and Mosley is true. I hope it is not only rumors, not a tease but a gift to us fans.

I hope this 4-man tourney would come true. I also hope that it will happen too with the lightweight division, Maidana-Khan, Bradley-Marquez/Malignaggi (your bet). I also hope that Paul Williams-Kelly Pavlik , Sonsona-Valero, Donaire-Darchinyan should all happen this year. If all these came true, we are on a promising and revival of boxing.

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