Boxing is a fickle game and as quickly as it can rise a pugilist up it can also bring them down. This unwanted award if for the boxers who wish 2013 had never happened. They started the year well respected in their field and ended it broken and lost.
Just tidying up some tidbits from yesterday.
As well as the Derry Mathews joining Queensbury Promotions and Stephen Smith joining Matchroom, the British Boxing Board of Control ordered David Price vs Dereck Chisora for the British title and longtime manager and promoter Frank Maloney has officially announced his retirement.
There will be more to come from both those stories, but brief thoughts below.
British boxing has a long history of the underdog coming good. David Price may have seen his dreams of a fast track world title shot go up in smoke following a single punch from Tony Thompson but he’s not the only man earmarked for success to see his dreams at least postponed…