A dream fight turned nightmare reality

Updated: September 12, 2011, 12:53 PM ET
By Hiram Martinez | Special to ESPN.com

At 7 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, I thought I already had the biggest news of the day for my newspaper, El Vocero, in Puerto Rico.

Just four days before he was scheduled to fight Bernard Hopkins, Puerto Rico's three-time champion, Felix "Tito" Trinidad, had spoken for the first time about his recent affair and the state of his marriage. In addition to asking forgiveness from his wife and his fans, Trinidad had also said he would dedicate the fight to her and to the couple's daughters.

I ...

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