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The sweet science

Local boxer competes on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

August 27, 2013
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Dunkirk resident Guillermo Sanchez, above right, had the chance to take part in boxing legend Mike Tyson's first promotional event this past weekend at Turning Stone Casino, in Verona, NY. Billed, 'Tyson is Back', and aired on ESPN's Friday Night Fights, Sanchez took on Alexei Collada at 132 pounds. Sanchez will be training and representing the Dunkirk Community Boxing Club, an endeavor undertaken by Ivan Hernandez with help from trainers Rafael Burgos and Ed Torres. The club, located at 113 Deer Street above the Dunkirk VFW, is designed to help get kids off the street and give them the opportunity to learn the 'Sweet Science' from experienced trainers, as well as to get them ready to fight in tournaments and professional fights. All skill levels and weight classes are welcome. Anyone interested can visit the club from 4-6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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