Brock weathers criticism en route to title shot
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.
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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Heavy Hitters Collide
• Rafael: Brock endures criticism
• Page 2 corners Brock
• The weigh-in
• Rafael: Why you should care
• Final press conference
• Undercard: Laila Ali ready
• Chats: Klitschko | Brock
• Mulvaney: Not on TV? Ali stinging
• Laila airs out on 'Quite Frankly'
• Expect 'The Greatest' to be there
• Struby: Klitschko seeks title unity