We know fans are itching to watch great fights and are looking forward to the current suspension of the sport being lifted. Of course we still have to wait, we have to be patient, and we have to realise how awful things are in the world. Despite having to wait, we don't need to forget the past.
Boxing is, thankfully, one of the sports with the richest histories, and the archive of great fights really is incredibly deep, as those who follow our Closet Classic series will be aware of. With that in mind we've decided to share some of the bouts we've been watching recently as part of our time at home. So, for those looking to watch something amazing during their isolation, here are 5 great bouts that we'd suggest sitting and enjoying.
For the basis of this article we've tried to pick a mix of bouts that could have made a 5 fight card. So we've picked a couple of low key opening style bouts (bouts scheduled for 4 or 6 rounds), then a few bigger bouts (domestic or regional title level) and finally a world title bout to close it off. Unlike the Closet Classic and Treasure Trove series, we're not going to talk about the fights. Just let you enjoy them!
Ieyasu Yashiro (0-0) vs Ricardo Arredondo Jr (0-0) 
Kodai Honda (4-1, 3) vs Yasutaka Fujita (5-0, 5) 
Rex Tso (21-0, 13) Vs Kohei Kono (33-10-1, 14) 
Koji Arisawa (18-0, 15) vs Takanori Hatakeyama (20-0-1, 15) 
Takuya Muguruma (25-1-1, 19) vs Chan Young Park (24-3-2, 7) 
Thinking Out East
With this site being pretty successful so far we've decided to open up about our own views and start what could be considered effectively an editorial style opinion column dubbed "Thinking Out East" (T.O.E).