WE present Oliver Goldstein’s fascinating feature on Julio Cesar Chavez v Meldrick Taylor in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine. This is out now on our app and the print version is in stores on Thursday (March 17). Here is an excerpt that expertly sets the scene.
GOING into the 12th round at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, he had a busted lip and a fractured eye. He had lost nearly two pints of blood. Later, he would spend a night in hospital receiving blood transfusions. Still, Meldrick Taylor was two scorecards up – 108-101 and 107-102. He’d landed nearly 450 punches. There was surely no way he could lose. Except there was. The rest is history, even if it’s history
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