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Mancini: 'It is all about the journey'

Former lightweight champ took pride in winning and putting on a show for fans

Originally Published: August 7, 2013
By Brian Campbell | ESPN.com

Hailing from the fighting city of Youngstown, Ohio, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini might have been the most exciting fighter of the 1980s.

The former lightweight champion (29-5, 23 KOs), who originally retired at age 24 in 1985 before making two unsuccessful comebacks, has been through myriad ups and downs in his 52 years. From his two-year title run and growing celebrity to the tragic death of opponent Duk Koo Kim after their 1982 bout, Mancini's life and career has been profiled in the new documentary ...

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