Sport: Too Cold for a Count

During his eleven years in the prize ring, Virgil ("Honeybear") Akins, 30, never earned much more than a reputation as a listless, slow-starting pug. Last week the St. Louis Honeybear suddenly turned into a tiger. To the delight of a home-town audience, he took just 20 seconds of the first round to put New Jersey's Vince Martinez on the deck in their fight for the welterweight championship of the world. Martinez managed to get up, but it was a painful mistake. Akins dropped him eight more times in three more rounds, flattened his nose, and finally knocked him so cold that...

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