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The ghost sport is how Paul Beston describes boxing. Once the most prestigious professional sport in the United States, it has now fallen on hard times. The champions barely rate a mention these days - a far cry from the days when everyone knew about Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali. So what happened? And can anything revive this fading part of American life?

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Paul Beston, associate editor, City Journal and author, "The Ghost Sport"

 

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