Calling me merely “not a boxing guy” doesn’t do justice to my lack of knowledge about the Sweet Science. I get why people dig it, but it’s just not for me. Therefore, I must appeal to the Uni Watch audience on this image from the Hopkins-Calzaghe fight, for a couple of reasons:
1. What’s with the fringes? Is that a new thing or just limited to most of the shots of the various bouts that occurred yesterday?
2. I’m assuming whatever is written on the tape on the cuffs of each boxer’s gloves is an OK from the sanctioning body in terms of gloves?
3. Any idea why the referee is wearing what I would describe as a police officer’s shirt? Standard apparel?
4. By calling it the Sweet Science, am I further exposing myself as a 30-year-old guy who knows nothing about the sport? As in, “Great, you know the ‘nickname’ but little else, moron.”
If you know the answers to any or all of these questions, pipe up. Of course, if the spam filter is still being persnickety, it might not matter what you say. But I’m checking in on the comments every so often and setting them free, so say it anyway. Just make sure to keep your comment easy to spot among the porn links, OK? — Bryan