The Weekend That Was Podcast (No. 15)

It was an eventful weekend for pugilism with a number of top fighters in action, so of course we have your timely recap podcast as host Alden Chodash and site contributor Jeffrey Fuss discuss the hectic boxing weekend that was Juneteenth ’21, including thoughts on Jermall Charlo and Naoya Inoue. Check it out:

“When one considers that Inoue absorbed punishment to that injured eye for another ten rounds before turning back the fierce challenge of Donaire, one comes to the crux of the matter. All of our Fighter Of The Year candidates gave boxing exceptional wins and superb performances, but none gave a performance that proved so much or that overcame such adversity. No, Inoue did not dominate Nonito Donaire, he did not lay waste to him in the manner of previous opponents, in the manner many expected. But by going into the trenches with a determined, experienced and powerful warrior, he gave us something even more extraordinary, something that, over time, may be viewed as irrefutable proof of the fact we have a true all-time great in our midst.”

— From “2019 Fighter Of The Year” by Neil Crane¬†