Read it in Terrifying Lies, a Short Story Collection by Craig Nybo
Mickey Atlas, professional fighter, suffers the effects of permanent brain damage. Owing exorbitant debts to a booky, he is forced to fight for money at the risk of death. Just before going into the ring against a formidable opponent, a stranger visits Mickey with an interesting proposition.
Paul Genesse, a good friend of mine and a brilliant author, invited me to write a story for an anthology he was editing entitled The Crimson Pact. Paul based The Crimson Pact on the idea that somewhere on a planet far away, a group of demons thwarts their enemy by escaping through a portal into trans
dimensional universes. The stories in the anthology are about these demons and their vanquishers. The Crimson Pact stretched out to five volumes. You can buy them from Amazon or any other online bookseller. My story, “The Recruit,” appeared in volume three. Paul featured a few other stories of mine in other
volumes. You will find one of them later in this collection.