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Taylor tames Lacy, talks up fight with Calzaghe

For 12 rounds, Jermain Taylor put friendship to the wayside and dominated Jeff Lacy with a resounding unanimous decision Saturday.

Originally Published: November 16, 2008
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- They were friends before the fight and they claim they'll be friends again now that it's over, but Jermain Taylor and Jeff Lacy spent 12 rounds battling as if their careers depended on winning.

To an extent they did, as the 2000 Olympics teammates were both trying to reinvigorate their careers after some tough times. But in the end, it was Taylor -- busier, more accurate and with a solid jab -- who took a dominant unanimous decision in a super middleweight title eliminator ...

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