110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Dec 1, 2008 - 7:38:10am
It was a perfect two-for-two for the DeLand Christian Warriors boxing team recently.
The Warriors, by way of the http://www.deland.org/Parks/chisholm.htm target=_blank>Chisholm Community Center
http://www.deland.org/Parks/chisholm.htm target=_blank>Chisholm Community Centerin DeLand, took two of their fighters to Fort Myers for the PAL State Championship Tournament earlier this month, and returned home with two championship belts.
Terry Allen, 123, and Xavier Lugo, 155, earned their respective division crowns. Head Coach Karl McNair, a community pastor, says its a blessing — the program helps saves youths. Several families feel that boxing has turned the lives of a number of youths around.
Lugo has had more than 65 amateur fights, and his recent title was something special, as it was his finale as an amateur, as he will pursue a pro career. He has been set up with a manager and a trainer who is an ex-pro fighter out of Orlando to help get him on the road.
Assistant Coach Edwin C. pursued a pro career, but because of a hand injury, he returned to amateur boxing to give back to youths.
The mission of the Warriors program is to change lives through boxing, to set a family atmosphere, and to build self esteem and discipline that can help achieve life goals. It is more than just boxing.
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