Local heavy weight boxer reflects on career fighting the greats

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Thomas Prater was a professional heavy weight boxer from Indianapolis. He traveled the world fighting Larry Holmes, Gerry Cooney, and was the sparring partner to Muhammad Ali. When he returned home, he worked with the Indy PAL (Police Athletic League) Club, providing a positive influence to many young men from the inner city.

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