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He's the king of Kingston
William Nack
November 12, 1984
Champion Bill Costello pleased his hometown by foiling Saoul Mamby
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November 12, 1984

He's The King Of Kingston

Champion Bill Costello pleased his hometown by foiling Saoul Mamby

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"He's a bitch," said an admiring Costello, who raised his record to 29-0. "I really wanted to knock him out, but I'm just glad I won. Now I'm just waiting for the next one." For Haley, perhaps. Or Gene Hatcher, the WBA junior welterweight champion. Or maybe Aaron Pryor, the champion recognized by the International Boxing Federation. "That's the money fight," Jones says.

While taping Costello's cut eyelid in the locker room, Valle, savoring the victory, said, "I hope this is my Christmas present."

"You know that!" Costello said. "And there'll be more after that."

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