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Learning the ropes

Photograph By William Widmer

Most of the boys (from left: Dennis Sims, Kentrell "Spider" Dantzler and De'shane Sims) start training at the Running Bear Boxing Club when they are 7 years old. By the time they are 19 or 20, "they've learned to be a man," founder Harry Sims says.