Mike Oliver’s last bout was 20 months ago in Puerto Rico, a loss to Juan Manuel Lopez on a technical knockout in the second round.
Oliver, a Hartford featherweight, needed time to recuperate from that fight. He rested his body and mind, stepping away from the sport that consumed his life.
But at 33, he was not ready to step away. So when the opportunity to jump back in the ring against former champion Billy Dib presented itself, Oliver and his manager, Sammy Vega, signed on.
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