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Curtis Cokes, Hall of Fame Welterweight Boxer, Dies at Age 82

Curtis Cokes, Hall of Fame Welterweight Boxer, Dies at Age 82

Erwin “Sparky” Sparks told of the Dallas Morning News that Cokes had been in hospice for a week.

His reign made him the first world champion in Dallas boxing history.

“The name of the sport is boxing, not fighting,” Cokes told the Dallas Morning News in 2013.

“You can play football, you can play basketball, but you can’t play boxing.

The International Boxing Hall of Fame inducted Cokes in 2003.

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