All Day Permanent Red: Frankie Duarte-Alberto Davila II


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Between them, they had more tragedy than a sporting life—or any other life, for that matter—ought to allow. Frankie Duarte, who had pulled himself from the grip of a suffocating alcohol and heroin addiction, and Alberto Davila, who once killed a man in the ring, squared off on CBS in a Saturday afternoon Grand Guignol of gore. Not your run-of-the-mill substance abuser, Duarte hollowed himself out year after year full-throttle in pre-gentrification Venice, California, with needle, bottle, pill. “Heroin was the worst,” Duarte told KO in 1987. “I never really got hooked on any of them except for the heroin at the end.” Read more from The Living Daylights

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