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Venezuela’s ‘Rocky’ dreams of star role at Tokyo Olympics

Raised in Philadelphia, the hometown of famous Hollywood character Rocky Balboa, Nalek Korbaj hopes to honour Venezuela's Olympic boxing tradition at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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