- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
- TAMPA BAY buccaneersENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYSJune 28, 2012
- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
Scott didn't always go down because he was hit by a legitimate punch. At least twice he was bulled to the canvas by the speed and power of Hodge's rushing.
Scott came out surprisingly strong for the second round. He took a left hand to the head to throw a long right uppercut that caught Hodge flush on the chin. Hodge felt the blow but it didn't slow him up. He kept boring in and dropped Scott with a wild series. He dropped him again after an 8-count. Scott staggered up, then without being hit, toppled over, face forward, his rear high in the air, and collapsed.
The referee stopped it after 1:35 of the second round.
Danny was unmarked except for a slight abrasion on the right upper arm. He did not remember how he got it.
"How did you like it?" I asked him.
"I like it."
"Was it much different from wrestling?"
"The biggest difference is that in boxing you rest after three minutes. In wrestling you get in there for nine minutes without rest. This is a little easier."
"Did he hurt you with the right?"
"He hit me but it didn't bother me."