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Getting ready for a heavyweight fight...

With Evander Holyfield back in the news, I'm reminded of how far boxing has fallen. When I was growing up, I watched all the heavyweight fights and could name several contenders for the belt. Today? I don't even know who the heavyweight champ is right now.

Luckily for me, I have the NBA for great heavyweight fights. And tonight, I get two of them. The under card is Kobe Bryant vs. Dwyane Wade at 6pm MST. And of course, the main event from Pepsi Center afterward features Carmelo Anthony vs. LeBron James. Oh, joy!

Coming into tonight's contest, the Nuggets find themselves at 17-8 and winners of 15 of their last 20 games. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have been red hot and are 21-4 (a half game worse than the Lakers). If this isn't a heavyweight fight, I don't know what is.

Including the Nuggets 110-99 loss at Cleveland on November 13th, Melo has gotten the better of LeBron in seven of the players' 10 matchups (Melo was suspended for the Nuggets 110-99 win over Cleveland on January 19th, 2007). And tonight better be the eighth as this season's Nuggets need to start proving that they can beat good teams consistently, especially in Denver.

Go Nuggets!!