Friday, September 30

Y'all Must've Forgot

This Saturday's fight should be the bookend story on the career of Roy Jones Jr., the man considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound fighter of all time, until he met Antonio Tarver's left hook in the second round of their rematch. After taking a majority decision in their initial 12-round battle, their second fight went according to the James Iddenden theory of boxing rematches: "always bet on whoever lost the first time." If it goes on to follow Ali-Frazier, the greatest boxing trilogy the world has seen, expect Jones to be remember as nothing more than a guy who imitated a rooster back in 2002. I'd love to bet on Jones here, but he's been flatter than week-old soda since that famous knockout. Look for Tarver by unanimous decision, with no knockdowns and a whole lot of jibber-jabber.

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