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Spitting up teeth: Born here in the City

Mark Elliott

April 21, 2015

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a two-part series on City Boxing. As mentioned in a previous installment of this column, San Diego wasn’t always a place where gyms were around nearly every block. These days, San Diego has a new facet to its identity thanks to fight culture — though that was never the case for our city block. Around our corner from City College is a blue box that promises “this place builds champs." We’re aware of that as we pass it on route to class. Outside that box you may have seen the champs wrapping hands, dragging jump rope or practicing slick rope-a-dope. Some City students among us live that promise firsthand and they’ll tell you-whether you're a 30 day passerby or a seasoned pugilist, City Boxing's aim is to leave you better. When you enter, there is a ring that meets ...

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