If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.
Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.
Just five weeks into the 2011 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates have won 11 road games and taken five series away from home. Is there anybody out there that could have predicted this? Maybe some mad genius locked away in some insane asylum.