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Kellerman: Young Tiger & Old Lion

Updated: January 16, 2004, 8:24 PM ET
By Max Kellerman | Special to ESPN.com

With a crunching right hand to the top of the head, Jermain Taylor took out hopelessly overmatched Alex Rios in less than a minute on Friday Night Fights. Rios had no business in the ring with Taylor, but truth be told, few middleweights are on young Jermain's level. In fact, at 25, the former bronze medalist should be entering his physical prime in the next year or so, by which time he figures to establish himself as the second best middleweight in the world.

Taylor is big and strong. His ...

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