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NFL players mull options in boxing

Originally Published: March 9, 2011
By Brian Campbell | ESPN Mobile

When asked what has happened to the American heavyweight, boxing historian Bert Sugar typically offers the same response.

"The two best American heavyweights today are named Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher," Sugar has often said. "Unfortunately, they are both in the NFL."

It's hard to argue with Sugar's theory that gifted, 250-pound-plus American athletes are usually playing football. But if labor issues that threaten the 2011 NFL season continue, a new brand of American ...

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