Boxing: Trick or Treaters

TrickOrTreatBOO!… Visions of goblins, ghosts, witches and vampires will soon be upon us.  Halloween is a fun day for all ages.  Choosing a costume has become a fashion statement, however, what everyone enjoys the most is finding out what’s at the bottom of their goodie bags. Hopefully there are more treats than tricks.

In the spirit of fun I’d like to propose a boxing’s trick or treat list of the fights we have seen so far this year.  It is impossible to name every single main event and under-card going back to January, but I will try to mention the fights people have been talking about over the past 10 months.  We also have a few more treats on the way to close out the year, but for now let’s see what the Ouija board will reveal about the bouts of 2014.  Were they treats (exciting as well as interesting) or were they tricks (uneventful and predictable)?

Grab some apple cider and a slice of pumpkin pie, sit back, relax and see if your list of boxing’s trick or treats matches mine.  Happy Haunting.

Hallo

Matthysse vs. Molina:  Treat

Algieri vs. Provodnikov:  Treat

Mayweather vs. Madaina I:  Treat

Khan vs. Collazo:  Trick

Hardy vs. Trivilino:  Treat *

Cunningham vs. Mansour:  Treat

Alvarez vs. Lara:  Trick

Broner vs. Taylor:  Trick

Ashley Vs. Dennisson:  Treat*

Cotto vs Martinez:  Treat

Collaza vs. Ortiz:  Trick

Salido vs. Kokietgym:  Treat

Golovkin vs.Osumanu:  Treat

Hallback vs. Cisneros:  Treat *

Mallignaggi vs. Porter:  Trick

Taylor vs. Munoz:  Trick

Crawford vs. Gamboa:  Treat

* women’s boxing

PS – If anyone is giving out Twizzlers this Halloween send some to New Jersey.

About the Author

Judi Abate - "Boxing Diva"
Judi Abate, the "Boxing Diva", has been interviewing the fighting community since 2007. Her trademark questions are sassy and unpredictable. She has contributed work to Diamond Boxing, Boxing Rant, and WBAN. Away from the PC she enjoys reading, shopping and painting. Her dream interview is Oscar De La Hoya.

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