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"Is he still training?

"Well, he's trying to recover from this shoulder injury. His goal is to get back in the gym and start training. It just hasn't happened yet. Part of that could very well be because of the emotional burden, or maybe he is trying to postpone the inevitable."

"How many years do you think he has left?"

"I can't see him going more than another year. The body is just not healing right. He was always a fast healer. Thirty-three is not necessarily a dinosaur, but in boxing years... it's like dog years. It's getting up there."

"What do you wish for him?"

"I don't want to see him be one of these guys fighting well into his mid to late 30s and starting to show the symptoms of a long boxing career, like the loss of memory and judgment. I guess the short answer to that is hopefully not more than another year."

"How," I ask, "has Leavander Johnson's death affected him most?"

"He hasn't fought since."

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