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Markarian was born in North Hollywood and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history. He wrote a thesis on the Political Effect of Black Heavyweight Boxers in the 20th century and then penned freelance pieces for various outlets. In January 2007, the San Francisco resident became a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. His stories have been published in magazines across the world, including China and France. Ray enjoys educating teens about the history of pugilism. In September of 2008, Markarian began a weekly Boxing Club at Millennium High School in Tracy, CA. He is a feature writer at www.thesweetscience.com and a member of the Bleacher Report community.
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