Boxing can be a painful sport. Not in the physical sense but in the time it takes to schedule meaningful fights. Boxing has a set of rankings much like other sports and champions in every division are supposed to be decided or confirmed at least once a year. Yet the time it takes for these rankings to really evolve is brutally slow.
Boxers are fighting twice a year and at best three times for the truly determined like Gennady Golovkin. Sadly it’s no surprise when a fighter only steps in the ring one time in the calendar year. When a fight is made like the Garcia-Herrera one last spring in Puerto Rico, it’s like the Seattle Seahawks facing the Jacksonville Jaguars; there’s an expected outcome that lacks hype and is meant for one side to stay sharp until their next marquee matchup. Barring an upset (which nearly happened in this case) no real progress is seen in the sport’s rankings.
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