It’s been a long time since I’ve intentionally watched boxing, but this fight made me glad I did. Classic match up between the veteran challenger Winky Wright, a counterpuncher, and the more youthful champion, Taylor, a power puncher. The fight was ruled a draw, both men getting 115-113 from one judge and 114-114 from the third. When the fight was in the center of the ring, Taylor ruled with sharp right hands and uppercuts. On the other hand, Wright’s left hand dominated when the fight moved to the corners and toward the ropes. The interesting thing about this bout is the adjustments made in the later rounds by both fighters: Taylor seemingly learned to jab and block instanly in the seventh, while Wright remembered footwork and technique that you didn’t see from him in the first half of the fight.
What a fight. I can’t wait for the rematch!