Some people say Cus D’Amato was clairvoyant. Arguably one of the world’s greatest boxing trainers of all time, he helped make Floyd Patterson legendary and turned unruly ruffian Mike Tyson into a disciplined (at least in the ring) fighting machine. In a sport known for antiquated, unfounded traditions, Cus studied and developed exacting training regimen for his fighters. There was no shortcutting, no quick-fix trickery.

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