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Documentary Highlights Life And Career Of World-Champion Boxer Paul Vaden

Retired boxing world champion, Paul Vaden, of San Diego, in an undated photo.

Credit: Alexandra Borbolla

Above: Retired boxing world champion, Paul Vaden, of San Diego, in an undated photo.

Documentary Highlights Life And Career Of World-Champion Boxer Paul Vaden

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Paul Vaden, retired world-champion boxer

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The much-anticipated showdown between Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin this weekend has thrust boxing into the national conversation.

A new short documentary screening in San Diego on Thursday tells the story of retired world-champion boxer and San Diego native, Paul Vaden, and the fight that changed his life.

The film, "Vaden Versus," highlights the 1999 match where Vaden knocked out his opponent, Stephen Johnson. Two weeks later, Johnson was pronounced dead.

Vaden Versus Screening

When: Thursday 7-8 p.m.

Where: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

Tickets: $24-$28

Vaden, who is now a motivational speaker, discussed Thursday on Midday Edition his life's triumphs and tragedies.

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