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Boxers Take the Ring in Fort Mill for First Ever Match

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 Boxers from across the Carolinas took part in Fort Mill boxing history on Saturday.

"Rumble From The Rock" was the first ever boxing match to take place in the city.

The event was organized by Alonzo Lumpkin and his friend, Mario organized the event.  Alonzo not only used to box, he also coaches and trains future boxers.

"I would love to see the sport grow.  It's definitely going to start with grassroots and this is one of the grassroots," said Lumpkin of the event.

Lumpkin hopes this is just the start to more events in the future in the Rock Hill and Fort Mill area, but he says boxing is more than just physical.

"Boxing is very much more mental than people give credit to. It's very mental, maybe even 90%. I read that it maybe 90% mental," said Lumpkin.

For boxers, like Judah Jernigan, boxing is his life.

"Train hard, five days a week...morning session, afternoon, have a little time, then I come back fighting," said Jernigan.

 Jernigan was one of 26 fighters in the ring in today's event.

Fan attendance numbers were great which was encouraging to continue to grow the sport in the Carolinas.

 

 

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