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Gallagher drawn to old-school feel of 'The Contender'

Originally Published: September 22, 2006
By Joseph Santoliquito | Special to ESPN.com

Tommy Gallagher's connection to the past is an easy process. The veteran trainer just needs to close his eyes, and he sees ghosts. He can hear the sonic boom of Rocky Marciano's fists slamming the elephant of a heavybag that used to shake the rafters of Stillman's Gym in New York City. He can feel the silk lapels of one of Rocky Graziano's suits, and smell the cigar smoke of all those Italian and Jewish wise guys that used to gather at Stillman's.

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