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The real Rocky 2: former Coyote star runner charts new course as boxer

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He was born Nathaniel, but they call him Rocky.

Just the name conjures up images of a down and out boxer who battles against great odds to create his own destiny.

Madera’s Rocky Richardson has a much more poignant story than any contrived Hollywood screenplay. Because his story is real.

Richardson is a novice being trained by the godfather of Madera boxing — Jesse Renteria, who has been the mentor and guru of more than 600 kids through the past 32 years. All they needed was a dream and he would chart their paths...


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