Amigo Brothers

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Seventeen-year-old best friends dream of becoming light-weight boxing champions of the world. They train together until they find out that they will meet in the ring to determine who will fight in a championship tournament. They pledge to fight to win and agree not to meet until the big night, a week away. Then, before a roaring crowd, the boys trade punishing blows for three furious rounds. In the end, both are still standing. They rush to embrace and leave the ring arm in arm, not waiting to hear who won. (Holt Elements of Literature, 2008)

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