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Quite an interesting article (to me anyway) about undefeated fighter who has battled personal demons
http://www.doghouseboxing.com/Jason/Petock-051313-New.htmAdversity might as well be the given middle name of Light Welterweight boxer Paul "The Pittsburgh Kid" Spadafora (48-0-1/19 KOs) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A well-known household name of boxing back in the late 90's and early 2000's, Spadafora epitomized what a schooled and experienced boxer could and should do in the ring. Never one to be flashy or a mouthy fighter, whether inside or outside of the squared circle, Paul was a slick defensive fighter, as adept and versatile a tactician as any who ever laced up the gloves. He used his knowledge of angles and counterpunching to the utmost advantage when he made opponents miss in dramatic fashion and countered accordingly. To be taken to school and shown what a master of pugilism looks like was to face off against Spadafora. Just one round with the crafty veteran would be enough to add another in-class session and subsequent defeat onto your boxing resume. During a time and age where names like Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr. (44-0/26 KOs) and his mirror image in Adrien "The Problem" Broner (26-0/22 KOs) get tossed around so loosely as the greatest of all time, few modern fans know that much about a suddenly forgotten and overlooked Paul Spadafora or his accomplishments and skills in the boxing ring. The reason they don't know of him, however, is a different story altogether.