We're smack in the middle of a bunch of action this year, and so far 2017 is the anti-2016 and that is something we needed. We have fighters traveling to different countries in their quests for riches and greatness, and we've also seen some of the darker things that come with boxing, like bunk disqualifications and post-fight fouls.
For instance, this weekend welterweight Errol Spence, Jr. travels to Sheffield, Yorkshire to fight Kell Brook, accounting for the "fighters traveling abroad" part. But last weekend, Andre Dirrell's uncle Leon Lawson decked Jose Uzcategui with a sucker punch after their fight ended prematurely on a foul. These aren't weird times. This is just boxing.
And this week on the boxing history edition of Knuckles and Gloves Boxing Radio, Compubox operator Aris Pina and writer/historian Patrick Connor team up to discuss these topics and their places in boxing history.
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