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Vasquez feels at home in San Diego

Updated: September 25, 2009, 3:29 PM ET
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

Back when Fabian Vasquez and his brothers would put on the gloves and box in a makeshift ring in their backyard, their wild dreams were never about the gridiron.

The members of a proud Mexican-American family from south of Dallas were scrappy and small and naturally gravitated toward boxing, as their father, Louis -- an amateur fighter -- had. They hoped someone from the athletic family might one day hoist a world championship belt. The thought of the Lombardi Trophy seemed almost ...

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