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Number One–Primo Carnera.

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A birth occurs commonplace on every moment, on everyday in every corner of the earth. The spinning planet offers few explanations of life, tragic or heralded. On Christmas day, we receive a reminder of an ancient metaphor of birth. Although birth appears ordinary, no person replicates another. Birth never repeats …

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Holmes Calls Out Foreman.

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Born in November 1949, Larry Holmes keeps poking at George Foreman to draw him out. After his first fight, he went home with only sixty-three dollars, and now hopes to make twenty-million with Foreman. With eleven kids at home and his mother on welfare, Larry learned how to fight his …

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Rocky Graziano: The Cinderella Deal.

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He saw the cottage, a proud slate roof from the last century. The stonework weathered silver subsiding into angles in a bed of lichen-smeared rock. Bushy hedges bristled on the windswept remote isle. The stone cottage whitewashed against the pewter sky. The saltbox cottage stood with weathered shingles against stripped …

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