Prior power vs. Maddux jabs

Greg Maddux vs. Mark Prior will be a heavyweight duel: legendary veteran against the rising young star.

Updated: October 3, 2003, 1:23 PM ET
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- So much for the prelims.

Sure, it's a fabulous undercard when it includes a matchup like that Kerry Wood-Russ Ortiz heavyweight battle in Game 1. But the bout that Chicago has awaited since Hippo Vaughn faced Boston lefty Babe Ruth in 1918 comes up on Friday night at Wrigley Field.

In one corner, we have Greg Maddux as Sonny Liston, the decorated warhorse who has defined greatness.

In the other corner, we have Mark Prior as Muhammad Ali, the confident, articulate ...

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