Brownsville has been known for its boxers. Tough, relentless sluggers. The community takes pride in its old sons, passing down stories and memories, keeping the earliest stages of their legacies alive.
The coaches for the Mo Better Jaguars -- subjects of this week's cover story -- lived at the center of some of those stories.
Mike Tyson, for instance. Chris Legree's cousin, Kenny, a boxer himself, used to hang out with Tyson back in the day. "Little Mike" was the runt of the crew, Kenny Legree recalls, a "snotty-nose" nine-year-old hanging with a bunch of teens.
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