I haven’t been in an honest-to-God fistfight since I was in the third grade, and I stopped paying attention to professional boxing about the time some marketing genius figured out they could charge viewers more than the price of a good steak dinner to watch at home.

But as I shook myself awake for what moderator Susan Page promised would be her final question in the debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, I couldn’t stop thinking about the long-ago fight in which Roberto Duran, a legendary boxer whose career spanned five decades, tired of chasing an elusive challenger around the ring and abruptly abandoned their welterweight title match.

About the writer: Brian Dickerson is the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press. Readers may contact him at bdickerson@freepress.com. Distributed by TNS.

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I think they should do the same thing to journalists.

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