As these things go, the media interviews allowed the fighters plenty of time to trash talk their opponents.
I don't know about you, but I wasn't impressed with the verbal jabs from either Spinks or Latimore. In fact, when it comes to tongue lashings, it's no wonder these guys are "junior middleweights."
Which is why I've crafted the "Completely Unofficial 'Show Me in St. Louis' Mad Libs."
Here's the deal. I'll give you the boxer's quotes (minus a few key words) and we'll see if you -- the reader -- can deliver an oratory knock-out better than the contenders.
Directions: Cut and and paste the blue highlighted quotes into the Comments thread and then enter into the blank spaces in ALL CAPS the words you'd use if you were in their shoes. (See my example in the Comments thread as well as the original quotes.)
Cory Spinks said:
I'm going to take Deandre ___________ and show him _________. I'm going to prepare _______ he can expect in his next fight and every fight after that. I will teach him ________ he will need to perform at the world championship level. I __________ Deandre and what he has done to get where he is, but he's just not _________ yet.Deandre Latimore said:
Cory Spinks was my _____ while growing up in St. Louis. I ________ him for all he's done in boxing, but it's time for me to _______ and for him to _________. He can ______ but he cannot ________ from my _______. I never thought I'd face Cory when I was coming up, but I've moved through the _____ and I'm ready for ________. I've got to ______ it, and I'm going to get it _________.