A week after we saw a one-sided fight with Not-So-Sugar-Anymore Shane Mosley vs. Manny Pacquiao, now we have a fight that could end up the same way. Arthur Abraham has lost two fights in a row and one tune-up that ended up a two rounder off a broken hand of Abraham’s over-matched opponent.Andre Ward gets better each time he fights. Whether he is taking out Edison MirandaBeating down Mikkel Kessler in a fight no one thought he could winor he is mugging Allan Green,the guy just seems to add to his game each time out. He looks like a complete fighter from the inside (ok he holds a little too much) to the outside where his fast hands and feet keep opponents guessing, Ward is everything you dream of in a gold medal winner.
Professional boxing, or prizefighting, emerged in the early twentieth century as boxing gradually attained legitimacy and became a regulated, sanctioned sport. Professional boxing bouts are fought for a purse which is divided between the boxers as determined by contract. Most professional boxing bouts are supervised by a regulatory authority to guarantee the fighters’ safety. Most high-profile bouts obtain the endorsement of a sanctioning body, which awards championship belts, establishes rules, and assigns its own judges and referee. Professional boxing bouts are typically much longer than amateur bouts, and can last up to twelve rounds, though less significant fights can be as short as four rounds. Protective headgear is not permitted, and boxers are generally allowed to take substantial punishment before a fight is halted. Pro boxing has enjoyed a much higher profile than amateur boxing throughout the twentieth century and beyond.