Happy New Year All!
2014 opens with a world title fight this Friday Night on ESPN2. A Jr. Lightweight Title Fight between Mendez defending against Barthelemy. Could be good. I really hope everything is fair. If it's a bad decision, we will have to listen to Teddy Atlas' rant about how Minnesota sucks because they don't have a national commission and how boxing would be so much better with him at the helm. I know people either like or hate Teddy but he just rubs me the wrong way. Always has. In actuality he had another rant almost a year ago when Barthelemy fought Usmanee in Florida and Usmanee lost a decision that was close. Was that a robbery like Teddy believed or not?
Anyway, putting this up so we don't forget about the fight. We will be using the Round by Round and Preview Threads for the fights as always. Same policies will apply. We will plan to close the 2014 fight schedule thread when this first fight airs on Friday Night. This is to prevent any possibility of spoilers given away in that thread. The community has been excellent about our Spoiler rules of posting a Topic Title containing the word Spoiler in the Subject of the Thread, or replying within a round-by-round on-going thread that contains a spoiler warning in the topic title. Thanks for everyone's help with this!
What do you guys think about our first World Title Fight for 2014?