Sport: Just Like in the Movies

Buster Douglas was worthy of Rocky in his stunning defeat of Tyson

A come-from-nowhere pug gets a shot at the heavyweight title. His beloved mother has just died; the mother of his own son is suffering from a severe kidney ailment. His body is depleted by penicillin shots and antihistamines taken for a nagging infection. And now he must step into the ring against a champion who has destroyed every opponent with awful precision. The odds against an upset are so high that most Vegas casinos don't even lay down a betting line. But our plucky hero surprises everyone by carrying the fight for the first seven rounds. Then, in the eighth, he...

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