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Bullet cost Izzy an arm, but not his heart

Izzy Burgos, 12, lost his left arm when he was shot by his father 10 years ago. But Izzy is not allowing his wait for a prosthetic limb keep him from boxing.

Originally Published: October 12, 2005
By Joseph Santoliquito | Special to ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA-- The stares were a little different from what Izzadeen "Izzy" Burgos usually encounters during a normal day at a shopping mall, or on a bus, or playing in a school yard.

It just took a few seconds for the hardened boxing crowd to absorb, trying not to make the 4-foot-5, 80-pound power pack too self-conscious with their quizzical looks.

It usually doesn't take that long to figure out Izzy Burgos has only his right arm.

This time, however, it did, as Burgos prepared ...

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