IBR on The Cruelest Sport.

 

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“Fights are not settled by the mental gymnastics of nonparticipants, however—even when these gymnastics come with visual aids. Whatever technical superiorities Cotto has, whatever advantages his experience provides, could mean very little when the bell rings. Hugh McIlvanney once wrote: “Perhaps only boxing among major sports offers a man the frustration of demonstrating unquestionable superiority at the same as he is moving irrevocably to defeat.” The earnest pursuit of Cotto by Alvarez and GBP reflects their belief that Saturday will play out in such a way.”

Read Fight the Future: Miguel Cotto-Saul Alvarez Preview on The Cruelest Sport.

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