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Old 07-29-2007, 10:36 AM   #55
young griffo
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Default Re: Fighters who overcame serious disabilities or illneses to win at a world level

Does Benny Lynch count?
He was a chronic alcoholic yet still won a world title before succumbing to his demons and losing his title on the scales and eventually dying in the gutter.
Alcoholism often gets made light of but is now recognised as a serious illness,rather than a weakness on behalf of the individual.
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