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Lew Jenkins: Drunk, undedicated, and devastating
International Boxing Hall of Famer Lew Jenkins often trained and fought drunk (sometimes going from the bar to the arena), smoked 30 Camel cigarettes a day, faced a Who's Who of all-time greats, won the world lightweight title (with whiskey in his water bottle), and held it for nearly two years -- until he lost it while fighting with a broken neck from a motorcycle accident. He also was a formidable womanizer.
Then came the really amazing part of his life: Jenkins also fought in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II and the Korean War, winning a Silver Star for valor.
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