Whilst there has not been any boxing over the last week that would fill a headline or generally speaking, raise a television executive’s cheque book, there has been honest endeavour all over the world.
I am not going to pretend that I know far flung fighters and their records, but it was an opportunity to see unfamiliar names in fights in exotic places. Somewhere there may have been a future world champion fighting to rise up the ranks or a home grown hero making yet another victory at a home venue whilst missing the crowd or a legendary trainer finding a safe and unassuming venue to bring on his newest protege.
Maybe we shall never know. Maybe we shall get to know. Maybe it shall come from the card in Colombia where of 20 fighters, 19 were making their debut!
Eternal hope. Springs eternal. Until somebody punches you in the face..