Found April 30, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
It's darn near time to clear our plates and gear up for the blitzkrieg of coverage that accompanies big fights, what with Floyd Mayweather, Jr./Miguel Cotto right around the corner. When it comes to other boxing stuff than Mayweather/Cotto, it's mostly speak now or hold your peace until after 'round here.Check out the above video of middleweight prospect Billy Joe Saunders blowing up Tony Hill over the weekend, for starters. Our Mark Ortega wrote a few months back that "Saunders could potentially be one of the biggest stories of 2012 if matched correctly," and Hill didn't figure to be such easy work from a matchmaking standpoint -- one fight ago, Hill went to a majority decision loss against Kerry Hope, and Hope is the man who recently upset contender Grzegorz Proksa. Stoppages in the 1st round like that are sometime flukey, but when you're on the delivering end, it's never a bad thing.Other things to consider, besides the headline, are so...

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Column: Mayweather still making fans pay

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