This Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, Paul "The Punisher" Williams makes his long awaited return to the ring when he faces the undefeated junior middleweight fighter Erislandy Lara in a "Boxing After Dark" special event on HBO.
45-2(32). They are the impressive final career statistics of Manchester's Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton M.B.E but they don't even begin to tell the full story of Britain's most popular fighter of his generation.
Every once in a while in the sport of boxing, the promoters and matchmakers put together a very fan friendly match-up which excites the senses and captures the imagination of even the harshest of critics.
With an impressive third round knock-out over former World Boxing Association (WBA) Champion Owen "What The Heck Beck" on June 24th, David "El Niño" Rodriguez upped his impressive undefeated record to 35-0, 33 KOs and picks up the vacant WBC Fecombox heavyweight title (otherwise known as the "Mexican National" title), as well as a top ranking by the men in green, making him an official contender.
Leaving the hotel in a less aesthetically pleasing part of Hamburg, it was clear the journey to the venue would take longer than planned.
Most fighters can only dream of one day fighting for the universally recognized heavyweight championship of the world.
The biggest heavyweight title fight in years wasn't an instant classic as IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over cautious WBA champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
The scores were 117-109, 118-108, 116-110.
More to come...