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Two Young Ladies Box their way to Title Belts


Two area youth boxers competed in Conway, Arkansas on Saturday, February 10, at the Gillispe Boxing Show and returned with title belts.

Sage Bailey, from Smithville, Oklahoma, was involved in a hard fought 104 lb. division bout and was victorious bringing home a championship belt.

Lina Byrd, of Hatfield, Arkansas, competed in the 94 lb. division where she dominated her opponent and landed a third round TKO, earning her the division championship title belt.

Both young ladies train and box out of the Defenders Boxing Club in Mena, Arkansas and are registered boxers with USA Boxing. Look forward to further news on these two young ladies and area youth as they compete in state and national competition. Their coach, Richard Hexamer, said, “These two young ladies have worked so hard to get here. I am honored to be their head boxing coach and they have my upmost respect. They deserve the title of Champions.”

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