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Young boxers find success at Laurel training facility
Young boxers find success at Laurel training facility

About one hour before his bout, amateur welterweight boxer Jefri Gutierrez, 20, laid on his back in a side training room at Crawford Training and Fitness on the ground floor of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club. He rotated his right leg over his left leg and then reversed the process, under the watchful eyes of Ebrima Jawara, 21. Minutes later Gutierrez, still on the padded floor, worked on neck exercises. "Around, [now] opposite," encouraged Jawara, also a regular under the tutelage of long-time trainer Robert Crawford, who runs the Laurel boxing gym. The early workout paid off Saturday afternoon as Gutierrez scored a three-round victory by decision in a special Boxing in the...

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