Found April 21, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
PLAYERS: Jermain Taylor
Here are the two dramatic things that happened Friday night on ShoBox:1. World-class junior middleweight Erislandy Lara demolished Ronald Hearns, a fighter who has also been demolished by trial horse Harry Joe Yorgey.2. Formerly world-class middleweight Jermain Taylor, who is making a comeback from a brain bleed, got dropped by unproven Midwestern fighter Caleb Truax, and had to struggle to make it to the final bell.When that's the highlight reel, you have a huge programming problem. Nothing about this card was worthwhile on paper, and even the seemingly exciting moments were more sad than thrilling. It might not be much longer, at this rate, until ShoBox is but an empty husk of a brand. The occasional "special editions of ShoBox" that divert from its main mission -- putting young fighters in tough match-ups -- were already annoying, but when they're mismatches of this caliber where the most unexpectedly competitive element of the main event really only confirm...
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