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 When he was 15, just months after be began sparring as an amateur boxer, John Scully began suffering from severe headaches. Though the problem tormented him for more than a year, Scully told nobody, understanding full well that he'd be forced to stop boxing if anyone found out.

 He went on to become a decorated amateur (he beat the reigning world champ en route to the '88 U.S. Olympic Trials) and a world-ranked pro who fought the likes of Michael Nunn and IBF light heavyweight king Henry Maske.

  Now a prominent trainer, he continues to spar regularly with his fighters at age 46.

  "The Iceman" joined us on the Aug. 4, 2013 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss his love affair with the sport -- an addiction, he calls it -- and explain why so many fighters stay in the ring long after their skills have diminished.

  This interview is a fascinating look into the mind of a fighter who understood the risks of the sport from his earliest days, but, even now, would rather be inside the ropes than anywhere else.

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