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In trainer's eyes, Brianna Macaluso a true champion

Originally Published: August 30, 2006
By Joe Tessitore | Special to ESPN.com

He is as serious as anyone I have ever known. But this went far beyond serious. Teddy Atlas was delivering this story at a level that neared vital. He had to express it with solemn severity.

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"She showed more class, more bravery and more dignity than some people have the ability to accumulate in a lifetime," Teddy said to me with a natural heaviness that made each descriptive land like a telegraphed, thudding body blow. "And she somehow accumulated it in less than 17 ...

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