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Brock weathers criticism en route to title shot

Originally Published: November 10, 2006
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- When the U.S. Olympic class of 2000 began to filter into the pro boxing ranks, several of the fighters from the team received considerable hype and huge signing bonuses.

Brock

Heavyweight Calvin Brock was not one of them.

Unloved and unwanted, Brock received no promotional offers and no hype. The college graduate could have gone back to a career in banking, but he wanted to fight.

When he finally did sign with now-defunct promoter America Presents, he ...

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