The Implications of Alexander-Bradley

by Eric Raskin

The January 29 junior welterweight showdown between Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander is being promoted as "The Super Fight." When the words "super" and "fight" sidle up alongside one another to form "superfight," the result is a term unique to the sport of boxing that describes matches between two top-of-the-line stars, like Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler or Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad.