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Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, is photographed at (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, is photographed at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

Christella Cepeda of Yonkers fighting at Empire City Casino in Golden Gloves

Empire City Casino in Yonkers will play host to the New York Golden Gloves on April 3, and Christella Cepeda, 20, will be fighting towards the gold. Cepeda, who trains at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers under coach John Morrison, will fight at 132 pounds. (March 28, 2013)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, is photographed at
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, is photographed at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, is photographed at
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, is photographed at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, is photographed at
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, is photographed at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

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Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, jumps rope while
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, jumps rope while training at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, hits a heavy
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, hits a heavy bag at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

Christella Cepeda, 20, right, laughs with Golden Gloves
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Christella Cepeda, 20, right, laughs with Golden Gloves contender and former champ Bertha Aracil, 30, at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

Former Golden Gloves champ Bertha Aracil, 30, trains
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Former Golden Gloves champ Bertha Aracil, 30, trains near Christella Cepeda, 20, both of Yonkers, at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, hits a heavy
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, hits a heavy bag at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

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Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, puts on her
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, puts on her gloves to hit the bags at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, trains at the
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Christella Cepeda, 20, of Yonkers, trains at the YMCA boxing gym in Yonkers. Cepeda, coached by John Morrison, will be fighting at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on April 3 towards the finals of the New York Golden Gloves. (March 28, 2013)

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