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Naked Sport (C4 Monday) exposed the brutal business of boxing: 'Michael Marley, a former sports journalist on the New York Post, is now a promoter hell-bent on getting his protege, Shannon Briggs, a fight with the reigning world heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield. Marley's gym is called, appropriately perhaps, the Sewer . . .' Paul Bailey, Guardian.

'Marley pointed out the Hotel Chelsea to his prospect: 'That's where Sid Vicious wound up his career: you remind me of him, cos' you're vicious in the ring.' Naked Sport could turn into a great series.' Peter Paterson, Daily Mail.

'If half of you wanted nothing to do with the whole squalid circus, the other wanted to be ringside, cheering.' Max Davidson, Daily Telegraph.

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