Taylor, Lacy meet at a crossroads

Eight years ago, Jermain Taylor shared a room with fellow Olympian Jeff Lacy. Taylor will share the ring with his old foe when they meet in a crossroads battle on Saturday.

Originally Published: November 14, 2008
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When Jermain Taylor and Jeff Lacy posed for the ritual faceoff following Thursday's final news conference in advance of their fight, there were no mean scowls, harsh words or intimidating threats.

Instead, the 2000 U.S. Olympic teammates and friends nearly broke up laughing while staring at each other.

They might have been all smiles but it will be an entirely different story when they meet Saturday (HBO, 10:15 p.m. ET) at Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of ...

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