the Super Six World Boxing Classic

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Early on in Lance "Mount/Goofi" Whitaker's career it appeared that he was destined to achieve great things such as being the heavyweight champion of the world yet 14 years later the world title has still eluded him.

Now the 37-year old, 6-foot 8-inch, 240-pound pugilist with an 84 inch reach, with an impressive 33-5-1, 27KOs record and garnered knockouts of 70% of his opponents is embarking on the comeback trail to undo some of his recent losses and reach the top of the heavyweight division by becoming world champion.

On Monday July 14th, the Super Six World Boxing Classic officially came into existence. Media reports preempted the tournament’s official announcement by a weekend and since then speculation has run rampant. I, too, editorialized on the subject and promised a follow up piece. A few weeks have passed and much happened in the interim. This sequel piece incorporates follow up to the initial speculation...

They say that deaths come in threes. Such was the case for the boxing world, which, in addition to Alexis Arguello and Arturo Gatti, most recently lost another great fighter in the ring and a greater man outside of it, in Vernon "The Viper" Forrest. Often times in death, a person is spoken of fondly out of respect. With Forrest, it isn't just out of respect, it's because he truly deserved nothing less.

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