Roll-up, roll-up to see a seven foot Russian bruiser, the heaviest boxing champion of all time, fight an Uzbekistan man a foot shorter and nearly 100lbs lighter in the boxing Mecca of Helsinki. Who says boxing’s blue-ribband event is losing credibility?
Some time over the next couple of days you can expect to see more quotes doing the rounds from retired light-heavyweight supremo Joe Calzaghe declaring that his retirement is not about to be reversed. That being the case, is there any reason for the light-heavyweight division not just to close?
After his devastating second-round knockout victory over Ricky Hatton it appears there are no limits to Filipino Manny Pacquiao’s ability… It’s just a shame he can’t continue his jolly stroll through the weight classes and breathe some life into the heavyweight division.
Olympic gold medallist James DeGale made his professional debut on Saturday but despite getting the verdict the chorus or boos that rang around the Birmingham Indoor Arena and the reluctance of a poorly matched opponent to fight left me seeing similarities with the last Briton to win a Boxing gold.