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The son of former middleweight contender, "Irish" Bobby Cassidy," Robert was born into the boxing beat. He was reading The Ring magazine when most kids are still reading nursery rhymes and he started attending fights at the age of 10. He officially began covering the sport in 1987 and his coverage of boxing has appeared in Newsday, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, Timeout New York and The Ring.
He once dazzled spectators with a heavybag workout at the Westbury PAL. That led to a shortlived attempt at actual sparring. After which, he understood why his heavybag workout was so dazzling. The bag didn't punch back.
Cassidy is Newsday.com's Deputy Editor of Multimedia.
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