BY VINNIE O’CONNOR The final bell is nearly here the 12th round is all most apon us and as boxing 2017 takes its last breath and deservedly so looks to slump down on the boxing stall of time in quite reflection thinking I can walk away with my head held high and feeling pretty smug with it’s self saying “wasn’t that a great year of boxing ” , .. .. but it hasn’t all been plan sailing and boxing has had to contend with the good, Terrence Crawford v Julius Indongo for the IBF World Super Lightweight Title
WBA Super World Super Lightweight Title
WBC World Super Lightweight Title. And the
WBO World Super Lightweight Title , Saul Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin for Middleweight supremacy , the bad , Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne and Anthony Joshua v CarloTakam for Heavyweight mediocrity and the hideously ugly Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor for boxing cringe-ability , but in true boxing fashion the fight isn’t over and MMXVII has one last round , one last combination of punches to deliver and and still one or two more great bouts under its robe, so with one final lung busting intake of oxygen it wipes the blood tears and sweat from it eyes steadys itself for the last time before the dawn of a new year fresh on the heels of the somewhat disappointing outcome on December 9th stands up moves with grace dignity and class dips a shoulder drops for a split second straightens up and punches it’s full weight hopefully with a few more great bouts and punching it’s way into the p4p top 10 best years of boxing history , no wonder 2018 stands nervously in the wings shaking it’s head and frantically looking from side to side for inspiration muttering under its breath (how the f#ck can I follow that ) some shoe’s can never be filled, 2017 boxing has been nothing short of amazing and we the boxing fans are eternally greatful we thank you .
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