The last time I felt this excited for the sheer enormity of a fight was quite recent, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. came back to the sport, or perhaps earlier this year when Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao were to meet up. The last time I felt this excited for the fight itself was also pretty recent, but a bit back.
It was the first fight between Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez. On February 25, 2007, I wrote a preview trying to express properly how excited I was for that fight. I think my excitement comes across OK, but it still couldn't quite match what I was feeling.