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MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE: An Interview With Marvin Johnson

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For nearly fifteen years, Marvin "Pops" Johnson, three-time light heavyweight champion and 1972 Olympic bronze medalist, was one of the most unassuming bonechillers in boxing. A swarming southpaw banger, Johnson was an amateur standout back in the days when the unpaid ranks were more than just pitty-pat contests. As a pro, Johnson believed in havoc at the opening bell and set a blistering pace from wire to wire.How this quiet and religious man could transform into such a furious whirlwind between the ropes is a mystery. From The Living Daylights
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