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BRIAN CAZENEUVE
March 28, 2011
Dream Finish
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March 28, 2011

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Dream Finish

On the morning of the 125-pound final, Arizona State senior Anthony Robles visited the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art featured in the movie Rocky, then watched the 2005 film Cinderella Man, about the life of Depression-era heavyweight champ James Braddock. Someday, Hollywood might make a movie about him. That night Robles, who was born without a right leg, defeated Iowa's Matt McDonough 7--1 to win his first national title. "I don't know what I'd [have done] without competition," says Robles, who plans to become a motivational speaker. "It's helped me become a man. .... I gained a lot of strength because of my crutches. My Mom told me God made me this way for a reason."

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