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Grassroots in the News: March 4

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) - Turner Boxing Club instructor John Brown has taught kids how to box for more than a half-century.

In that 56-year career, Brown’s coached 48 national champions and one heavyweight world champion. One of those champions, Olathe West senior Marco Romero, says the coach teaches kids to reach for their best.

“Being able to push myself to my limit all the time in training and in life is what he’s taught me,” Romero said.

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PUEBLO, Colo. — This April you will get to see some of the nation's best boxers compete against other world-class boxers from across the world.

On Tuesday, USA Boxing announced that the 2024 USA Boxing International Invitational will be hosted in Pueblo.

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Carlos Aroche grew up in a house full of boys, so being physical wasn’t anything new. “I was getting punched already before I was boxing,” said Aroche, 21, who lived in the Mission on Cesar Chavez Street and went to school at Life Learning Academy on Treasure Island. At eight, he saw his older brother box for the first time, and knew immediately that this was what he wanted to do. 

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St Nick’s Great Hall in Struthers in the suburbs of Youngstown, was packed with a crowd of 1,000, including former world champions Kelly Pavlik, Jeff Lampkin and Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini.

Mancini, the former WBA lightweight champion, left smiling after seeing Charles Murray land the Best Boxer award and twin Henry claim the trophy for Best Bout.Click here to read full story.

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