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Bob Dylan Knows Boxing

American songwriter Bob Dylan is an expert not only in the art of creating and performing music but also prizefighting.

Former WBC Light Heavyweight champion Donny Lalonde had an experience in New York City where he learned about Dylan’s world class boxing acumen.

“Bob Dylan was in my corner before and after the fight with Mustafa Hamsho (in 1987 at the Felt Forum in Madison Square Garden). First thing he said after was: ‘Why did you stop throwing the jab? You could have won the fight with that punch alone? He couldn’t get inside.’ My answer was, ‘Where were you between rounds [laughs]?!'”

Lalonde won his world title against Eddie Davis in Trinidad and Tobago in 1987 and then was involved in a big money fight with Sugar Ray Leonard in July 1988, which resulted in Leonard winning by TKO in the ninth round.

The Golden Boy from Winnipeg, Canada retired with a 41-5-1 record (33 KOs) in 2003. His last fight was in 2003 vs. Virgil Hill, a decision loss.

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