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Father's liver ailment spurs ex-champ's comeback

Danny Romero returns to the ring Saturday on the Wright-Trinidad undercard. Danny Sr. – who will receive 60 percent of another son's liver this month – has inspired his son's comeback.

Updated: May 11, 2005, 6:57 PM ET
By Tim Graham | Special to ESPN.com

Two years ago, Danny Romero Jr. wasn't exactly where he wanted to be, but at least he started to feel like he was on his way back.

"Kid Dynamite," as he was sometimes known, hadn't held a world championship belt since 1998, and was coming off his third straight loss in a major title shot. So he took what he could get and was damn glad to snag the minor-league International Boxing Association's vacant super bantamweight title by defeating Trinidad Mendoza.

The victory didn't make headlines ...

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