The pugilist unleashed: Brooklyn's Tito Bracero prepares for bout against Felix Diaz

He spent over a decade in prison. These days, Bracero (23-1-0) is training at Gleason’s gym in Brooklyn, preparing for his fight on Saturday against the Dominican Félix Díaz (16-0-0) at the Barclays Center.

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    Gabriel "Tito" Bracero gets ready for one last sparring session before the Diaz fight, with his father and cornerman, Hilergio Bracero.(Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    Getting wrapped and tapped. (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    Bracero displaying his orthodox stance in front of his locker at Brooklyn's Gleason Gym. (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    A few rounds with the heavy bag to warm up. (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    In front of his locker at Gleason's gym with his dad, relaxed about a week before the fight. (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    All you need to win: grease, gloves and agua. (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    Headgear and cup in place, Bracero is ready for his last sparring session before Barclays. (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    Tito's father, Hilergio Bracero, fought in the Golden Gloves boxing tournament in the 1970s. (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    Working the pads with Don Saxby. (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    Sparring with undefeated super lightweight Mikkel LesPierre. (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    LesPierre, a southpaw like Diaz, goes by the nickname "Slikk Mikk." (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    The photo trainer Tommy Gallagher sent to Bracero in prison to remind him of his "Black Tie Boxing" days with Paulie Malignaggi, Yuri Foreman and Luis Collazo. (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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    The gloves come off: "I feel amazing, I feel like a million bucks." (Photo: Jaime Lowe/Fox News Latino)
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