The gloves were on.
Someone was at his ear. He knew who, but he wasn’t thinking about that right now. Just the words, low and smooth, right under the noise of the crowd. His heart continued to pound in his ears. Art the opposite corner, he stared at his opponent.
The other man stared back, one eye swollen red.
He grinned. They both reentered the ring.
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