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The 10 Count
Richard O'Brien
November 12, 2001
1. ZAB JUDAH Best Saturday-night pratfall since Chevy Chase.
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November 12, 2001

The 10 Count

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1. ZAB JUDAH
Best Saturday-night pratfall since Chevy Chase.

2. FRANCISCO BOJADO
First-round KO of Mauro Lucero on Tszyu-Judah undercard moves 140-pounder to 9-0 (all knockouts); only 18, the Baby-faced Assassin looks to be the cream of the Olympic crop.

3. RAHMAN-LEWIS II
Will Lennox Lewis, who says a lucky punch and a short count beat him in first bout with Hasim Rahman, take the Rock too lightly again in Nov. 17 rematch? Can Rahman, living large since his upset win in April (he recently shed 20 pounds in a week), avoid Buster Douglas syndrome?

4. HOLYFIELD-RUIZ III
Bounced from Beijing, now set for Dec. 15 in a Connecticut casino—and generating the kind of fevered anticipation that greeted Rocky V.

5. ROCKY, THE MUSICAL
Sylvester Stallone is reportedly seeking to put a singing Balboa on Broadway. Can't referee Jay Nady stop this one?

6. SUNSHINE BOYS
Fifty-one-year-old heavyweight Joe Bugner, loser to Ali and Frazier, is weighing an offer to fight Larry Holmes, 52. Couldn't they just sing and dance for Stallone?

7. MIKE TYSON
Still the most dangerous, and marketable, opponent for the Rahman-Lewis winner but slated to fight ossifying Ray Mercer in January. Who's next, the winner of the Bugner-Holmes bout?

8. OSCAR DE LA HOYA
Big matches for the Golden Boy: secret wedding last month to singer Millie Corretjer of Puerto Rico and possible 2002 bout with 160-pound king Bernard Hopkins. "[ Hopkins] is the man, except for the man," said De La Hoya, presumably referring to himself.

9. TRINIDAD FAMILY FEUD
Mother and wife want former middleweight champ Felix—who hasn't been in the gym since his loss last month to Hopkins—to call it a career; father (and manager) hopes to see Tito back in the ring.

10. ANTHONY MUNDINE
Australian super middleweight contender was stripped of his No. 26 ranking by the WBC after he said Americans "brought [the Sept. 11] attacks on themselves." Apologized on his website, saying he's "against any form or any shape of violence."

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