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He exterminated a Termite
Pat Putnam
September 24, 1979
Howard Davis continued his relentless march toward a shot at the lightweight title by boring in on Termite Watkins
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September 24, 1979

He Exterminated A Termite

Howard Davis continued his relentless march toward a shot at the lightweight title by boring in on Termite Watkins

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Moments later, Davis, poking at a bruise under his right eye with ice wrapped in a washcloth, assessed the man who had assaulted him so primitively.

"He thumbed me five or six times," Davis said without malice. "He held a lot, and butted a lot. It's just a habit. I've seen him do the same thing every fight. He's aggressive, a world-class fighter. He was my toughest fight."

Then Davis smiled. It was the smile of a man who had just made nearly a quarter of a million dollars and whose next fight would be for the lightweight championship of the world. The vegetarian was serene. His time against one of the great big dragons is coming.

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