“When he got his chance to put hands on Gonzalez, he set about it with a malevolence befitting the opportunity. That comportment did little to alter his fortunes, alas, but not for lack of trying. Martinez waved Gonzalez in, shook his head defiantly, banged his gloves, urging Gonzalez to weave more leather into him. But these were futile histrionics, the viceroy’s camouflage. Martinez was pulped just the same. He survived his twelve rounds with Gonzalez, though, an accomplishment itself; and one he likely owes in part to those impertinent added pounds. Such is the chasm between good and great.”

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