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There is little money and no glory in the forgotten world of the professional boxing chump. Story

Updated: October 27, 2008, 1:09 PM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

NEW YORK -- He held the check in his hands, a yellow rectangle designating that one Robert Lee Harris, 37-year-old steelworker and father of four, was entitled to $580 for having his head repeatedly sledgehammered until his legs turned to Jell-O and collapsed beneath his body weight.

Lee gratefully took the piece of paper, smiling toward nobody in particular from atop a table in a rear utility room. "Not too great," he sighed. "But it's money. I got paid."

He is now ...

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