Ask a fan if 2000 was a good year for boxing, and chances are he will say yes.
That reply would be an honest mistake. After all, many fans still are caught
up in the euphoria of the great Dec. 2 bout between Felix Trinidad and
Fernando Vargas. Aside from that war and a handful of other exciting fights,
however, this was a wretched year for boxing.
The IBF -- and the whole sport, for that matter -- went on trial. Some of the
sport's most alluring names (Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd ...