Yes, the rumors are true. Boxing does, in fact, still exist. Saturday's HBO bout between Vladimir Klitschko and Chris Byrd ended with Klitschko destroying Byrd . He was simply too small to get close to Klitschko, and had lost some of the speed he had earlier in his career. Klitschko kept Byrd at bay with his left, and pummeled him with punches.
But now to the good stuff!!! The Sovereign Center in Reading, PA is hosting a big Friday Night Fights undercard on May 12th. Local product Travis Kaufmann (4-0) is going to face David Saulsberry (3-0). It's good to see boxing make the jump once again, and hopefully the realistic pricing will bring out the fans. Tickets start at $25 , going up to $65.
The glorious sport of bashing another man's skull marches on. What can we say? We love a good beating, and so does the American public. They just seemed to have forgotten.