Found December 21, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
(Orlando Salido, left, Juan Manuel Lopez, right; credit: Amanda Kwok, Showtime) To say that in the 9th round of Orlando Salido-Juan Manuel Lopez II "Lopez threw caution to the wind" would imply that he usually had any to spare. But, for once, he actually did proceed with some modicum of caution March 10 on Showtime at the start of his rematch with the man who had stopped him the first time they met. It's not that Lopez was scared of Salido, because it's hard to imagine Lopez being scared of anything; the man gets rocked or dropped in every fight, so it's not like pain is a fear of his, nor the onset of unconsciousness. It's just that it seemed like the right idea, given that, at one point, Lopez had been a sharp boxer-puncher before he began a torrid, unhealthy, destructive love affair with his own power, an affair that turned us all into eager raincoat-adorned peeping toms and Lopez into the top kill-or-be-killed star in boxing. It had only "s...

2012 Round of the Year

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2012 Fight of the Year

2012 Boxing Fight of the Year This year must have left a bitter taste in the mouth of UFC honcho Dana White, who can barely open his mouth without crowing that boxing is dead, as it produced a bumper crop of excellent fights. This was so much the case that several bouts that might have been Fight of the Year candidates in an ordinary year fell by the wayside, crowded out by a...
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