In tragedy, there is triumph

Family grieves for fallen boxer, but believes organ donation will keep his spirit alive

Updated: November 25, 2009, 5:43 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

The last conversation Alex Rodriguez had with his youngest brother began with an apology.

He was going to have to miss Francisco's prize fight Friday in Philadelphia, his brother's first pro title fight for the vacant USBA super bantamweight championship, and that was a rarity. "I've only missed 12 of his fights ever, and when I dropped him off at the airport, I told him I was sorry," said Rodriguez, who was his brother's manager. "I said, 'Take care of yourself, but do whatever ...

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