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Unbeaten Duddy hoping to steer clear of pitfalls

John Duddy witnessed firsthand what a lack of focus and a game plan can do to an unbeaten record -- he was ringside when Raul Marquez picked apart Giovanni Lorenzo. Duddy is hoping to steer clear of the wrong turn his counterpart took when he meets Charlie Howe on Saturday.

Originally Published: June 27, 2008
By George Kimball | Special to ESPN.com

On March 16, 2007, the Madison Square Garden Theater looked like the setting of an American Order of Hiberians convention.

At least half the 5,000-plus crowd that had turned out for Irish Ropes' annual St. Patrick's Day celebration was comprised of native-born Irishmen, and there was a decidedly Gaelic cast to the evening's dramatis personae as well.

John Duddy, the undefeated middleweight from Derry, Ireland, was fighting "Contender" alumnus Anthony Bonsante in the main event ...

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