Found March 13, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
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That's more like it. I second what our Patrick Connor said -- we were due for some mighty good action, and Orlando Salido vs. Juan Manuel Lopez II delivered. But it isn't unmitigated joy that boxing gave us this past weekend. Let us parse the Fight of the Yearness of the bout; the craziness of Lopez' post-fight remarks, and the fallout; the ramifications of the two fights themselves, both past and future; and offer one more brief word on Ricky Burns vs. Paulus Moses, another fight from the weekend that our man Andrew Harrison covered here. Fight of the Yearness. It was a helluva featherweight fight, Salido-Lopez II, and the Fight of the Year so far by default. But I side with Connor's verdict: It's got a great Round 9, but as FOTY contenders go, I wish it was a touch stronger. I said something similar about Hernan Marquez-Luis Concepcion I in 2011; everyone was going nuts for it, and it was clearly awesome. But like Marquez-Concepcion I, Salido...
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