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The Money And Spotlights Go To The Lighter Fighters

  • NPR, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:45 AM

The heavyweights in boxing are the lightweights. No bigger demonstration of this than the fight that just happened, and the one that is about to happen. At Madison Square Garden on Saturday night the top heavyweight in the world fought a title match against the latest “Great Black Hope” (Wladamir Klitschko, white, reverses the race-baiting paradigm of yore) to bring the title back to the U.S.  Few Americans know or care. And you could have watched it on plain old TV, except you were probably watching NFL draft coverage, the NBA or NHL playoffs or baseball. 

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