There is no question that this year has been a slow one for boxing. Many factors have contributed and no one person or entity is to blame for boxing haven all but completely fallen away from mainstream consciousness. But as fans we asked for competitive fights and we want the best fighting the best, and we should be getting both with Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward.
Whether this fight — and the entire card, for that matter — is worth paying for is up to the individual. But author and filmmaker Brin-Jonathan Butler joined Patrick Connor on this week’s episode of Knuckles and Gloves Boxing Radio, and both agreed that this should be a fight card worth a few hard-earned clams.
In addition to previewing Kovalev-Ward, Brin and Patrick discussed the possibility of a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao given the Filipino’s recent win over Jessie Vargas. And we apologize in advance.