Tony Thompson vowed to “methodically” dismantle Malik Scott at The Venue at UCF in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, but it was Scott who owned the ring most of the night in the meeting of veteran American heavyweights.
If you spot Lydell Rhodes out and about—say, at a restaurant or grocery store or pumping gas—you’ll see an ordinary dude. Throw him in the squared circle, though, and that’s when his alter ego manifests.
Lydell Rhodes was going about his business in a Las Vegas gym recently, training for his upcoming fight against Sergey Lipinets. Then in walked the gym’s owner—some dude named Floyd Mayweather Jr.—and after the two exchanged fist bumps, Rhodes took his training session to another level.
Despite being undefeated through 24 fights, Lydell Rhodes doesn’t yet know what it feels like to be called a champion. But he certainly knows what it feels like to work in close proximity to one.
At the witching hour on October 10, Lydell Rhodes woke up and conjured a unique way to celebrate his 28th birthday: The Las Vegas-based boxer ran a mile for every year he’s been alive.