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Boxing's imperfect marriage

Exploring dynamics behind most interesting "team" in sports: trainer and fighter

Updated: March 20, 2013, 2:36 PM ET
By Nigel Collins | ESPN.com

Don Turner wore a wry smile as he sat on the couch in his suburban Philadelphia townhouse, watching a videotape of Evander Holyfield's upset knockout of Mike Tyson from November 1996. Turner trained Holyfield for the fight and was entitled to gloat. Most pundits considered the bout virtually a suicide mission, and Nevada sports books set an early line favoring Tyson by a staggering 18-1 margin. Jay Larkin, then head of Showtime boxing, spent many a sleepless night leading up to the fight, worrying ...

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