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Older sibling’s role in Boston attack stuns boxing circles

They knew him as Tom, a boxing prodigy who rubbed ­elbows with the great Micky Ward, trained under Mike ­Tyson’s former coach, and fought his way to local glory by capturing the Rocky Marciano Trophy in 2010 as New England’s Golden Gloves heavyweight champ.

Tom was born Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and he struck the boxing coaches who knew him best as a budding Renaissance man.

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