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Traffic From Boxers Won't Be Brief

By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 22, 2007 5:39PM

2007_10_22.boxing.jpgIt's hard to believe it's taken the universe this long to combine parades, insane traffic and the ability to punch the living shit out of stuff. But that combo has arrived. Downtown. Today. Yes, at 4pm this afternoon, around 700 boxers, here to punchasize your face for the the AIBA World Boxing Championship, will walk from the Palmer House Hilton to the Chicago Theater in a 4-block parade.

State Street between Adams and Wacker will be closed from 2:30–6pm; Monroe, Madison, Washington, Randolph and Lake will be closed at State from 3:30-6:30pm. And the 2,6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151, 20, X20, 56, 60, 124, 127 and 157 buses will be temporarily rerouted, though the Red Line will stay open.

The World Boxing Championships are being touted as a kind of test-run for the Olympics, and if that's true, then we've learned the Olympics will be a gigantic inconvenience that willcompletely gank downtown, during rush hour, for what appears to be no good reason. Olympic fever, baby! Catch it!

OK, time to shake off the grumpies. How lovely is that poster? We're digging the Soviet aesthetic--it reminds us of this Russian poster, or maybe that Czech one, and that new American one. Pretty.