Monday, January 29, 2007

Say huh?

Things I never thought I'd hear on a boxing telecast, Part 173, courtesy of Lennox Lewis on "Boxing After Dark" this weekend:

"But what if he falls off the horse?"

When you're done laughing or ratcheting your jaw back shut, read the rest if you want the explanation.

On "BAD's" main event, the "Mexican Cowboy," Jorge Arce, came into the ring riding a horse. A dancing horse.

Yeah, he's jockey-sized (super-flyweight probably belongs on that "list of improbable phrases"), but still. A real, live horse.

Lewis had a point; he was talking, by the way, about the possibility of such an elaborate entrance going wrong and injuring the fighter.