AGELESS QUESTION: WHO HAS THE ADVANTAGE WHEN YOUTH BATTLES EXPERIENCE?
In addition to the amount of wins, losses or knockouts a fighter possesses, another number exists that is often discussed in the buildup to a prizefight: age.
However, history reveals that neither 43-year-old former Undisputed Light Heavyweight World Champion Antonio “Magic Man’’ Tarver nor unbeaten 29-year-old top rated cruiserweight Lateef “Power” Kayode will have a clear advantage or be at a distinct disadvantage when they clash in the main event on Saturday, June 2 on Showtime.
The same goes for the evening’s co-featured bout between 40-year-old former Undisputed Junior Middleweight World Champion Winky Wright and undefeated 28-year-old Brooklyn native Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin.
Boxing’s history includes many instances of fighters in their 40's taking on 20-somethings, and SHOWTIME color commentator and boxing historian Steve Farhood assembled a list of marquee fights in w...