Sport: Planting Gold in the Garden

The great Olympic hopes break into the pros gently

Lately the best fights in boxing have been about whether to have boxing, but there will always be street corners. Muhammad Ali said that recently, so some of his wisdom is intact. Appreciating boxing is easy for those who do; explaining it to others will always be the problem. Fighting is as likely to fall to one of the medical associations that challenge it regularly as five Olympic heroes are to lose to five hand-picked opponents in a debutants' brawl at Madison Square Garden.

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