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Kevin Rooney Jr. to fight, publicize

Updated: March 9, 2011, 2:14 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Promoters typically employ a publicist to help get the word out about their fighters. But how about if the promoter's publicist is also a fighter?

That is the position Kevin Rooney Jr. finds himself in as he prepares for his professional debut next month. He is the publicist for New York promoter Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and will make his pro debut on a card he is publicizing.

Rooney grew up around the fight game. His father, Kevin Rooney Sr., gained worldwide fame as the ...

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