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Torres says he could barely see during fight

Updated: March 17, 2004, 8:57 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- A convicted murderer who forged close ties to baseball stars and other athletes while in prison says he had hepatitis and could barely see when he fought a fixed comeback fight at the Anaheim Pond.

Joey Torres, out on bail at the time of the 2002 fight, said a matchmaker had someone take his medical tests for him, then brought his opponent to his hotel room the morning of the fight so they could rehearse how he would knock him out.

Torres said he had highly contagious ...

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