This year has been full of terrific fights, and there are at least a few more out there for us in the months left. Last year was packed with great fights, as well, and the cards are already in place to give us some potential classics in 2014.
I try to be a glass-half-full guy, especially about sports.
But it is impossible for any serious boxing fan to completely overlook the tragedy of the Golden Boy-Top Rank feud. There are too many potential great fights that don't get made due to the cold war that exists between boxing's two major power players.
Both rivals have been on point this year, giving fans fights they wanted to see, where unexpected and dramatic action played itself out all year long.
But by refusing to let their fighters compete, they have forced themselves to compete at every turn. So it's up to us, as boxing fans, to judge them head-to-head.