During Boxing After Dark @ 10:45 pm ET/PT, also featuring Jermain Taylor vs. William Joppy. I don't think Joppy has any chance to beat Taylor, unless they let him use the big fork stuck in his back as a weapon.
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Huh... well, watching Morales / Barrera again was a treat, but I was left pretty flat watching Taylor's win over Joppy.
Maybe it was because it was following an all-time great fight, and had no chance in hell of even coming close to its intensity...
Maybe Joppy just wasn't up to the challenge anymore?
I don't know. What I do know, is I felt that while Taylor was dominant, he was boring, and I'm not particularly interested in him as an up-and-coming challenger at middleweight. Great fighters find ways to make even mediocre fights interesting to watch.
Ah well -- I won't write him off yet, but if that fight was any indication *shrugs* I won't exactly be going out of my way to catch one of his matches.
Vera did try to stay away for a while, and did connect with the kicks whenever he could separate himself from Sylvia. Vera also apparently broke his hand in the first round, which was certainly a factor in his loss.