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Washington gym takes fighters from streets into the ring

Bald Eagle began in a small school annex 27 years ago, where Barry Hunter and Marshall Cunningham began training children from the neighbourhood.


STEPPING into the Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Washington is to step out of a neighbourhood better known for street violence, armed robbery and assault, and into a state-of-the-art boxing gym home to worldclass athletes.

The centre is stocked with two elevated rings,...

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