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Fan of the house: Give him that old-time boxing
Fan of the house: Give him that old-time boxing

Boxing was our first sport, and will probably be our last. Humans are an easily provoked species. Wars — not love-ins — are the milestones on which we plot our purported evolution. Look at Congress, that bunch of brawlers. Now look away (while you still have both retinas). But don't look away from boxing too soon. It comes too naturally to us, is too visceral, too much a part of human reflex. Boxing will die only when there is only one of us left. Even so, the last person standing will be found sparring in the moonlight, jabbing at shadows. Boxing continues to live in gyms, clubs and arenas across the Southland, adopted by thousands of youngsters following in the...

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