Boxing returns to the YMCA

The Freeport News writes: Boxing will return to the YMCA on a big scale beginning Tuesday, September 8, said ‘Y’ executives, coaches and administrators of the YMCA Amateur Boxing Program.

Making the announcement this week were Terry Goldsmith, assistant coach and administrator; Nathan Davis, lead coach and Karon Pinder-Johnson, YMCA executive director.

“We will begin on Tuesday, September 8 and classes will be held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,” said Goldsmith, former YMCA executive director.

He noted that on Tuesdays and Thursdays classes will be held between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon.

Goldsmith confirmed that the coaching will be led by veteran coach Davis, who has extensive experience in amateur and professional boxing.

He added that the safety of the athletes will take precedence.

“The safety and health of the boxers will be closely monitored to insure their safety,” noted Goldsmith.

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