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Boxer Danny O’Connor dreams of a world title

Local fighter hopes to take big step toward a world title this week

The world is yet to know Danny O’Connor, not at the level he hopes to be known, which would be to have his name up in lights, money in the bank, and a world boxing championship belt strapped around his hardened, tattooed belly.

But for now, Danny O’Connor is just a guy with a dream, an infant son, a loving woman he plans to marry, and a hope that his fight Thursday night at the House of Blues is a first giant step in the right direction. Is a nightclub just beyond Fenway Park’s center field wall finally where the world gets to know Danny?

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