Hope for another Mile High melee

Updated: October 17, 2013, 11:02 AM ET
By Nigel Collins | ESPN.com

I was sitting in the back seat of promoter Russell Peltz's car, outside of Joe Frazier's North Philly gym, when Ron Lyle climbed into the front seat. He was rebuilding from his loss to Jerry Quarry, and a tuneup against Wendell Newton at the Spectrum was coming up in a few days.

"Don't forget the orange juice," Lyle growled, as Peltz made a U-turn and headed back to Center City. The way he said it sounded more like an order than a request.

They were the only words Lyle spoke ...

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