'B-side' Trout ready to bring A-game

Undefeated challenger says he's accustomed to hostile crowds, underdog status

Originally Published: April 18, 2013
By Kieran Mulvaney | ESPN.com

No professional prizefighter can ever truly be said to have had it easy. The adjective simply doesn't belong in a trade that involves athletic human beings pummeling each other on the body and head. But while each and every pugilist must ultimately carry himself or herself along the path to glory, the path that is laid out for some can be more conducive to success than those faced by others.

A Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., for example, by dint of being the son of his near-deified father, ...

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