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BoxingScene’s Month in Review For January

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  • BoxingScene’s Month in Review For January

    By Cliff Rold - In boxing, there are no official seasons, leaving only the split second that marks the change from one year to another as the sports ‘training camp’ period. With January now in the rear view mirror, and an exceptional February slate already underway, that means the new boxing season is officially in full swing.

    If January was any indication, the sport is building successfully on its 2007 momentum both in the ring and at the bank. Roy Jones-Felix Trinidad had problems with ticket sales but its pay-per-view haul of some 500,000 viewers showed that both those old titans still mean something to the fans. That bout and its undercard provided fistic fireworks worth every penny. The announcement of an Oscar De La Hoya appearance and the Bernard Hopkins-Joe Calzaghe fight as free HBO showings also occurred in January and were met with enthusiasm from fans and pundits.

    The highlights of the month were many, but these stand out as the best of the best. [details]