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Could have been a contender

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 05 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1312
  1. Ike Iheanacho, editor, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

Whatever you think of their controversial sport, there’s no denying the bravery and commitment of professional boxers. They and their managers are a wily bunch, too, particularly when selecting opponents. Given the potential risks to life and limb, it pays to pick the right fight at the right time.

This shrewdness is crucial when building a career. The last thing a promising fighter needs is an untimely loss to somebody who is good enough to win but not great enough to provide even the …

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