Happy Holidays!

It’s no secret that 2020 has kept the punches coming! More than 700 Chicagoans have lost their lives to violence. The city has witnessed a renewed era of tensions and unrest and we all remain under a pandemic. Your support has been vital in our ability to rise to these…

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Thanks to Our Sponsors!

We’re excited for our Street Love Ride on August 15th – a 9 mile, 2 hour ride for peace in North Lawndale. (Ride kicks off at 8pm, preceded by food and a community expo from 5pm-8pm!) That said, we could not have done this work on our own! This is…

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Programming in a Pandemic

The spread of covid-19 has stood in the way of business-as-usual, but what boxer can’t withstand a few punches? In accordance with state and local regulations, we have suspended our usual training and there may not be any boxing competitions this season. But, we continue to engage our team virtually…

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In Memory of Devell Lavarrio Hill

On Wednesday, January 29th, Boxing Out Negativity lost one of its core members to Chicago’s violence. Devell Lavarrio Hill was already a mentee of coach Derek Brown when he first entered our gym in summer 2019. His warm smile and selfless spirit quickly ingratiated him with our team. He was…

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