Boxing: Joey's Last Payday

After 18 years in the ring and 129 pro fights, Joey Giardello is too much of a pragmatist to rue what might have been. He has, after all, a wife, four children and a $35,000 home in Cherry Hill, N.J. How many fighters can claim that? But Joey was already an old man of 33 before he got a crack at the world middleweight championship. He was 35 when he lost it at Madison Square Garden last week to the same man he took it away from: Nigeria's Dick Tiger. That did not really matter either. What did was...

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