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Boxing: Champions Returning - Part One

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posted on Aug, 11 2004 @ 03:02 PM
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Roy Jones, Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, James Toney, Ricardo Mayorga are names of fighters, many of them legends of this era, who are seeking to rebound, renewing themselves in the ring. Returning from a devastating loss - such as Roy Jones and Ricardo Mayorga, from the paralysis of injury - as with James Toney and Kostya Tszyu, the quandary of early retirement - to single out Felix Trinidad, or the reality-check of a controversial points win - as regards De La Hoya's win over Felix Strum. The most elevating names in the sport over the past decade are back for more, driven to redeem themselves, to shake off recent humiliations or simply to follow the path of their own inner necessities. More money, another shot at vindication or that single chance to make clear and radiant their place in the pantheon of the sport. We all know athletes as a rule and boxers as a breed do not tend to go gently into that good night. They live to rage, rage against the dying of their own luminous personas as fighting men, ring artists or warrior spirits. They always fight for the money; but, they persist from an ingrained obduration, a persistent need to shape reality in the form of their desires.


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posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 03:00 PM
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It's about time the boxing world got a pick me up and these fighters making comebacks could just do that.



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