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Early sparring between Tito, Mayorga

Updated: October 1, 2004, 2:06 PM ET
By Michael J. Woods | MaxBoxing.com

NEW YORK -- There were several moments during the Felix Trinidad/Ricardo Mayorga press conference at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday that it seemed possible there would be a deterioration from a war of words, to a literal war of bare fists, clashing entourages and hangers-on.

But it was promoter Don King who emerged as the shining beacon of reason when one flare-up was averted and he said, with atypical brevity: "We may have gotten a fight here for free and we aren't a free business."

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