Turns out your girlfriend was lying: Size does matter. At least in the sport of boxing, where it pays to have arms as long as your opponent’s legs, especially when you’re trying to fend off a dude coming at you like a bowling ball destined for a strike.
Isiah Thomas intent on putting an American face atop the 200-pound division as he prepares for Murat Gassiev
Tiny meal portions, tinier Speedos, a strange aversion to ice cubes, an even stranger infatuation with David Hasselhoff’s singing voice: Some things are distinctly European. Add boxing’s 200-pound division to that list—just not for long, if Isiah Thomas has his way.
If styles truly do make fights, then an upcoming battle of unbeaten big boys Isiah Thomas and Murat Gassiev figures to be a doozy.