Born & raised in The Bronx, New York. My first boxing memory is when Leon Spinks upset The Greatest, in 1978, & I have been a fan ever since. I pride myself on discussing boxing straight up with no twists.
The boxing world just got an upgrade with the return of Andre Ward to the squared circle. Or has it? The fight was aired on BET, a non-premium cable channel, on a night where boxers were featured on network television (Although I really thought BET’s production was superior to PBS on NBC). Not the kind of welcome mat for a boxer of Ward’s caliber, widely considered the number two guy in the sport prior to his hiatus.
Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin had some competition on American television last week. Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez was showcased in the co-feature of the Premium Boxing Network (HBO), and dazzled the American fans even more so than the Middleweight Slugger Golovkin.