By Cliff Rold - We didnít get Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao, at least not when it mattered most. Maybe one day weíll get the Jones-Hopkins II version.
Itís not quite the same.
It increasingly looks like, at least for now, we arenít going to get Nonito Donaire-Abner Mares. Given the postponement of Danny Garcia-Zab Judah, the chance of seeing Lucas Matthysse getting a major fight is surely backed up. In a week where Yuriorkis Gamboa is linked to a PED scandal, we are reminded of how his once red-hot fight with Juan Manuel Lopez went from marinating to rotting on the vine.
One of boxingís most familiar complaints is sure to be heard: boxingís best just donít fight each other. The best fights arenít made, or at least are not made when they should be.
Sometimes, itís even true.
The above are all examples that can be pointed too. The truth is there are always great matches that fail to come together with varying levels of scrutiny. For instance, what would the world have said if there had been an internet in the late 1930s? Henry Armstrong, easily one of the ten best fighters ever to lace gloves, reeled off a still-record eighteen consecutive title defenses at Welterweight. [Click Here To Read More