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Zbikowski will make pro boxing debut at MSG

Updated: March 29, 2006, 11:20 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Long before he was intercepting passes and punishing runners in the shadow of Notre Dame's Golden Dome, Tom Zbikowski was a boxer.

He began boxing a month before he turned 10, got a license on his birthday and was fighting amateur bouts near his suburban Chicago home within several months -- years before he turned the Fighting Irish from a nickname to a literal description.

"It got in his blood," his father, Ed, said.

Inspired by the hours he and ...

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