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Life...Age...Occupation...Status...Preferences.... and Kelly Pavlik. Tonight, the fighter known as "The Ghost" takes his first step on the path to redemption when he faces unheralded Aaron Jaco (15-2, 5 KOs) in San Antonio, TX.
The old guy's had it. Erik Morales is past it. Too many wars in the ring and just too much wear and tear on the body of this legendary but shopworn competitor.
On occasion, the followers of boxing can find themselves mired in the dissatisfaction associated with the incessant nonsense between rival fighters, networks, promoters and the like.
Life can hand one less than their fare share of deserved accolades. However, when such accomplishments are earned through muscle and sheer grit, the public can conveniently forget the journey taken to reach the proverbial mountain's peak.
The crowds swell, the anticipation builds and the walk to the octagon begins. The walk itself is sponsored by whomever, as is the final "checkpoint" into which the fighters pose prior to stepping inside the cage.
Enough already. The headache-inducing, pass me the Excedrin before I ask for a pistol instead annoyance that is the Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Manny Pacquiao soap opera has reached the pinnacle of agony.