Julio, Green face fans with a flaw on their records
Joel Julio and Allan Green, both victims of one loss on their records, fight this week on ESPN2, writes Joe Tessitore.
Here is something you don't hear often: Boxing's standards are too high. Yes, you heard me right. A sport that seems to constantly disrespect itself, and the loyal fans that follow it, is much too stringent in at least one regard: a fighter's first loss.This week on ESPN's "Wednesday Night Fights" and "Friday Night Fights" we will feature two such victims of that standard. Both were recently the hottest prospects you could find. They were fodder for Internet message boards. Then they made the one mistake it seems you just can't make any more, they lost.
Joe Tessitore is the blow-by-blow announcer for ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights."
MORE BOXING HEADLINES
- Alvarez's victory generates strong PPV numbers
- Marquez to fight Alvarado in elimination bout
- Porter to defend title vs. Malignaggi in April
- Huck fractures thumb, title defense called off