Boxing still capable of crashing party

After watching the classic Gatti-Ward fight over the weekend, Page 2's Bill Simmons was reminded of just how enjoyable boxing can be.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:12 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

You never know. That's the beauty of boxing. You never know.

During my sophomore year in college, my buddies and I tossed a mammoth party that coincided with the Buster Douglas-Mike Tyson championship fight in Tokyo. Remember those invincible Taiwanese Little League baseball teams in the '80s, or the dominance of the original Dream Team in the '92 Summer Olympics? That was Tyson, multiplied by a thousand. In the words of Mickey Goldmill, he was a wrecking machine, the real-life Clubber ...

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