Here's a quick video look at tonight's ShoBox main event for the WBA super bantamweight title between Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KO) and Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KO):
As much as I'd like to just show this video and say a few words and not complain, Rigondeaux says he'll be the first boxer to win a title with only nine fights. Maybe exactly nine fights. But there's this fairly famous deal from 1978 where Leon Spinks (6-0-1 entering the bout) beat Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship in New Orleans. You may have heard about it at some point.
So no, no matter what Rigondeaux does tonight, he won't be setting any records.
Yesterday we previewed the fight, and I took Rigondeaux via decision, but as much as I want to be that guy who goes, "Hey everyone, we have to support boxing because that's our duty or something," first of all, it's really not my duty or your duty or anyone's duty to watch anything or to pretend it's perfect matchmaking or the like, and second of all, it's just a very clear possibility that this fight might be really dull. But I'm looking forward to finding out, and we'll have live coverage of the fight beginning at 11 p.m. EST. The show is a triple-header so be prepared to settle in for a while.