Treasures in the Attic
from Hal Higdon, ASJA
Early in my writing career I attended a Golden Gloves championship on assignment for a general magazine. Focus was a young fighter. My fighter lost, effectively killing the assignment, but I was impressed by the winner of another division. The following year, that second fighter won the gold medal at the Olympic Games.
I wrote the fighter, who responded politely by pencil on lined notebook paper. Yes, happy to talk to me. I queried Sport Magazine. No, responded editor Al Silverman. The fighter was not yet famous enough to justify a profile.
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