Nick Charles looks into the camera, as he’s done thousands of times before. Except he’s not calling a boxing match for sports fans around the world.
He’s talking to an audience of one: his 5-year-old daughter, Giovanna.
Over the last 40 years, Charles has covered every major sporting event, from the Olympics to the Super Bowl to the Kentucky Derby. He’s covered some of the most classic boxing matches — when Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson, when Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear, when Roberto Duran quit and told Sugar Ray Leonard, “No mas.”
Yet this is the toughest taping he’ll ever deliver, a message from beyond the grave. For his little girl.
As Charles stares into the lens, he projects the essence of a fighter-tough, rugged, still smiling despite the bruises of battle. His wife of 13 years, Cory, holds the camera.
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