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March 31, 2011

Waiting for Pac-Man

Gary Andrew Poole profiles the man who might be the sport's last great hope.

Michael Gluckstadt

Among those close to the sport, there is a palpable concern about the fate of boxing. You won't hear it expressed outright, but listen to the way a true boxing fan or writer talks about the inelegance of an MMA match, or laments the alphabet soup of sanctioning bodies, or waxes poetic about the days of Mike Tyson, and you'll know what they're really saying: They're worried. And if you still have any doubts, pay close attention to their reaction in the closing moments of an exhilarating fight, as all that guarded anxiety bubbles to the surface with cries of, "And they say boxing is dead!"

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