By the way, Karl, in talking with Dalia--who's Roberto Duran's daughter--she told me that she knew that Rivera was in trouble when she watched him in an open workout prior to his fight with Simms. She said that Rivera looked robotic and that he sparred on the wrong side of the ring for a left hander. She shared this with a writer, who was Puerto Rican and dismissed her remarks, saying that Rivera would be fine.
FROM ICE: Jose didnt spar at all in Florida for the fight. He shadowboxed and jumped rope during the open workout.