Found August 15, 2013 on The Queensbury Rules:
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Every other year, Australia and England meet in the world of cricket for a series known as the Ashes. It's going on now, actually, and the two countries play for an urn full of the ashes of the stumps from the first time Australia beat its colonial masters at home, which England burned because they were so cheesed off about the whole thing. This is to say: To a domestic U.S. audience, the upcoming HBO main event Saturday between Aussie Daniel Geale (left) and Brit Darren Barker (right) is rich with context that can only be detected in those two countries. In the United States, for the layman, it's a battle between two little-known, little-televised foreigners at middleweight who might some day figure as an opponent for HBO darling Gennady Golovkin. But that interpretation underestimates the match-up. Geale and Barker are top 10 talents, two 160-pounders trying to establish themselves as authentic challengers to the middleweight crown worn by Sergio Martinez and that he m...
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