Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I'm just going to link to the Deadspin article about this, which totally floored me. The novelist Sergio De La Pava wrote an incredible essay about fighting in general and two rounds in particular that sum up everything great about boxing. One is the legendary 9th round of Gatti-Ward 1 (That's the guy from The Fighter, which I haven't seen but hear is decent), and the other is the 10th of Corrales v. Castillo from 2005, embedded above. It's pretty much the best 3 minutes of boxing you'll ever see.
The writing, though, is really a marvel. Please please please read the excerpts on Deadspin and the whole thing if you're so inclined. Spectacular.