Archive for December, 2017

Lumps Of Coal

Monday, December 25th, 2017

By William Trillo

Of course I don’t want to be tabbed as some sort of Scrooge or this years version of The Grinch but…have you seen the gifts sitting under the tree for us? I’m talking about the already made and/or the proposed fights coming our way in 2018.

Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios?

Keith Thurman vs. Jessie Vargas?

Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson?


I mean come on. Garcia has lost any relevance on the boxing landscape and Rios who has been a great warrior is well past his prime. It may last a few rounds at best but in the end Rios is destined to go out in less than a blaze of glory.

Thurman should be fighting Spence now. Instead they will be taking on inferior opponents in fights that are sure to be one sided mismatches at best.

Rumored somewhere in between these gifts is the return of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. taking on the now human punching bag Alfredo Angulo. Can someone please gimme a break?

Boxing fans may not have behaved perfectly this year but we all deserve much better than this. I think you would all agree.

Hopefully the powers that be will put together some better offerings than this over the course of the coming year. There are plenty of big fights out there that can and should be made.

Merry Christmas to all. And to all a good fight….hopefully!

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