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Ernest Hemingway with his boxing gloves and other gear on in front of a mirror

He witnessed both world wars, almost got killed in a plane crash and escaped death by horns of a bull. Indeed, Ernest Hemingway was a man’s man.

Old Papa Hemingway was a many good things: among them war correspondent, big game fishing enthusiast and one of the greatest literary masters that had ever lived. But there’s another thing he was proud of, the ability to knock anyone else flat on the canvass of a boxing ring.

Photo via Life

Seen here in this vintage photograph is the aging Ernest Hemingway admiring his form in front of a mirror in what appears to be a boxing gym. Known to be a man of action, there was once a story told about his boxing exploits – a story that didn’t end well for his opponent on the ring.

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