Every major sport has its featured attractions: The World Cup, the Olympics, the World Series, the Super Bowl, and so on. Despite the absence of a unified heavyweight champion or any vehicle on the horizon to crown one, which is a huge detriment to boxing, and the lack of a consensus number one in this division who is both charismatic and seemingly indomitable, the heavyweights are still battling it out in the ring, and often in entertaining fights. The April 1 Liakhovich-Brewster and April 22 Klitschko-Byrd title bouts certainly provided good evenings of viewing for those of us who crave seeing talented big guys punch each other in the head and body.
While the scandalous activity of boxing’s rulers still prevents the corwning of an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, there is much more to the heavyweight scene than that defect, however major. That is the theme of my column this week on TheSweetScience.com
, called “Stop Whining About the Heavyweights”
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