Listen to AUDIO PodcastMitch Abramson is someone very much in touch with the boxing scene around New York City. In one of his June stories, “New York State Commission Tests Boxers,” he explored the practice of suddenly issuing mental/memory tests of fighters as they were warming up, or just coming back to the dressing room after the fight. Intrusive? Maybe. But is that process useful? Charles Jay talks with Abramson in this segment about that very question, and exactly how the piece, which won the June 2005 CJ Award for superlative boxing journalism, came about. The two men also discuss what’s going on in and around New York in the world of pro boxing.

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