Student-athletes with disabilities brush up on boxing skills

December 14, 2018 08:05 PM

ALBANY - Throughout history, there have been very few athletes who could climb into a boxing ring and declare they were "Undisputed Champions."

In Albany on Friday, there were more than a dozen local student-athletes who were able to make that claim.

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You might say the sweat, the effort and the desire on display inside Schott's Boxing Club in Albany parallels the intensity of a Rocky Balboa workout.

These young men and women -- all of whom are part of the Wildwood School's "Undisputed Champions" Program, are learning to box in a unique, non-contact training program.

All the participants are teens with autism and other disabilities.


Dan Levy

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