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Lloyd Escobar was a promising boxer during the early forties.
He graduated from California School for the Deaf at Berkeley
and embarked on a boxing career. He won his first few pro
fights. Then one night, while facing a tough opponent, he
got angry when he was hit below the belt. Going ballistic,
he went after the hearing boxer and pummeled him continously –
until the opponent died! He was so devastated by the tragedy
that he never fought again, and donated the evening’s purse
to the widow’s family!