Some news about fisticuffsmanship

Posted on January 3rd, 2007 – 9:12 AM
By Michael Rand

Which is really just a fancy, semi-pretend word for boxing.

They fight with bare fists in South Africa, and they very much seem to enjoy it.

Target Center is the venue. Jan. 12 is the date. 7 p.m. is the time. Matt Vanda vs. Tony Bonsante. If you like boxing, this is as big as we’ve seen in Minnesota for a while.

And, finally, a question: Where do you consider Ultimate Fighting to be on the overall sports spectrum? It was somewhat of a novelty (and perhaps a dangerous one at that) a decade ago, but these days it’s hugely popular with fans and starting to get covered by the mainstream press on a pretty regular basis. Should it be taken as seriously as boxing? Do you still find it to be more like WWE? Is it somewhere in between? Do you even know what we’re talking about? Discuss. 

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