Everything That’s Awful and Wonderful About Boxing in a Single Knockout Video

I’m a devoted boxing fan, but if I had to put together a version of the tired, pointless argument that the sport is doomed, I wouldn’t start with Manny Pacquiao’s injured shoulder, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s criminal record, or their supposedly boring fight on May 2. I’d begin with this video from an event last Friday at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.

Any sport in which a guy whom Grantland’s Robert Mays has described as the Chinese Richard Kiel can do that to an opponent whom Grantland’s Chris Ryan compared to the fat Night’s Watch character from Game of Thrones is fucked up.

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