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Former heavyweight champ James “Bonecrusher” Smith reflects on his career during recent visit

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Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 6:45 am | Updated: 10:51 am, Thu Aug 8, 2013.

As boxing continues to fade from mainstream relevance, we’ve lost more than just one of the biggest sports from another era – we’ve lost some really cool stories.

I was reminded of this when I spent time with James “Bonescrusher” Smith late last month. He was in Winston-Salem to promote his new book and speak out against childhood obesity. But the friendly former World Boxing Association heavyweight champ also entertained the small crowd that gathered at the Winston-Salem Urban League.

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