Pinklon Thomas’ death-defying youth and meteoric career

December 8th, 2019

Pinklon Thomas' death-defying youth and meteoric career

WBC heavyweight king Pinklon Thomas describes what it was like to be a heroin addict at 12, a high school dropout at 15, and a strong-armed robber who literally had a contract on his head as a teenager. All of that before he threw the first punch in a boxing career that included fights with Tyson, Holyfield, Bowe, Morrison, Witherspoon, Weaver, Tillis, Coetzee and Berbick.

How is this man still alive to tell his story? Honestly, he’s not sure.

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Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor-publisher of, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.

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