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Shortly after Beibut Shumenov was born in Kazakhstan, his aunt made a near fatal mistake and gave the new baby boy bad milk. The toddler turned blue, leaving his poor dad to rush him to the doctor. As Shumenov said recently, he is lucky to be alive after this kiddy calamity. At just about the same time, on the other side of the planet a 17 year old Bernard Hopkins was being sentenced to 18 years in prison for strong armed robbery. He entered Graterford Penitentiary in Pennsylvania where he would witness murder and rape along the road to becoming the prison’s boxing champion. That sickly baby and the hardened felon of 1983 would one day, 30 years in the future, meet in a prize fight to unify two of the light heavyweight championship belts. That fated evening is this Saturday night, in Washington D.C. Hopkins, now a 26 year veteran and legend of the sport, continues his inexorable march towards the hall of fame and “all time great” status. A victory here, and the oldest champion in hi...
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