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Fading glory

Photograph By Chris Gardner/AP Images

Meldrick Taylor was one of the best to emerge from the Philly gyms. He won gold at the '84 Olympics at age 17, and his hand speed drew comparisons to that of Sugar Ray Leonard. But by 1998, the record reveals what maybe the mirror doesn't, that the onetime two-division champ was no longer world class.