Local students win national boxing titles

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Back row: Tim Rosemond, Shakir Robinson, Vaughn Williams. Front row: Tahjay Fuller, N'cyus Morrison, K'rajus Mansell.

Two students from the Greenville Boxing and Fitness Club won national titles at the 2016 Silver Gloves competition held in Independence, Mo.

N’cyus Morrison, from Blythe Academy, and K’rajus Mansel, from Cedar Grove Elementary, won national titles in different weight classes and age divisions at the advancing amateur boxing tournament.

The Greenville Boxing and Fitness Club program is part of the Center for Education Equity, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing opportunities to underprivileged students in areas such as academic assistance and fitness, among others. The boxing program is offered to students up to age 18.

Other winners from the CEE Boxing Club include Tahjay Fuller, Ernie Cuevas, Sir Cuevas, Khaliid Johnson, Quan Arnold and Gauge Pier.

“It’s an example of what CEE represents,” said Shakir Robinson, founder and coach of CEE Greenville Boxing and Fitness Club. “We expect 110 percent, which is everything and then some, which equals success whether in academics, fitness and boxing, but over all shows a glimpse of the Greenville community.”

For more information, visit ceegreenvilleboxing.org.

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