Jermain Taylor was ahead by 4 points of two of the judges scorecards going into the last round of the fight. He literally could have pulled an Oscar De La Hoya and just ran in circles for three minutes, and he would have been the new middleweight champion of the world. Instead…. this happened:
It all goes back to a problem that’s been plaguing him his entire career…. stamina. Taylor fought great for the first half of the fight, and noticably slowed down in the later rounds. Carl Froch closed the gap (in some folks eyes) down the stretch and hoped to tire his opponent out. Jermain Taylor was SO GASSED and sapped of his energy that he squandered his chance at a huge comeback. This knockout was a result of stamina more than it was Froch’s power (taking away nothing from Froch).