Tuesday 23 January 2018

Sweet science proves it can go the distance

"On last Friday night's Off the Ball, we spoke to legendary boxing writer and 'Newark Star-Ledger' columnist Jerry Izenberg about Mayweather-Pacquiao and whether this was boxing's last big night" (Getty Images)

Donny Mahoney

On last Friday night's Off the Ball, we spoke to legendary boxing writer and 'Newark Star-Ledger' columnist Jerry Izenberg about Mayweather-Pacquiao and whether this was boxing's last big night.

"No," said Izenberg firmly. His feeling is that boxing would not only endure but inspire because, as a spectacle, it remained so simple. Three men in the ring together. Two with gloves on, squaring off. The other officiating. The rules were self-evident.

"Even a Martian could understand it," Izenberg said.

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