Originally Posted by gasman
No matter who the writer is, if a preview is done for a fight and the writer at BN makes his pick then it is the Boxing News pick. It always has been and Bunce is right, it carries a lot of weight. I thought Tris showed a lack of backbone in excusing that howler as something that was written by a freelancer that no longer works at BN. Just hold hands up and admit BN got it wrong, it happens.
But it was no howler, Lacy was the very warm favourite. With hindsight, yes the pick was obvious; but picking Lacy over Calzaghe was on par with picking Foreman over Ali or Liston over the then Clay (fight one).