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Women's boxing on Long Island

Here is a link to our piece in today's paper about where women can box -- competitively or for fitness -- on Long Island.

While the newspaper is limited to word counts, page counts, etc., some of the reporting did not make the final edit. Here is more about Frankie G.'s gym in Huntington Station:

* Danny Williams, who knocked out Mike Tyson, and Willy Wise, who beat Julio Cesar Chavez have called the Boxing Academy home.

* It was four-time women’s world champion and boxing pioneer Kathy Collins, who put the gym on the map. Kathy fought a thrilling about against Christy Martin in the Garden's main arena in 2001. She's also Frankie G.'s wife.

Another place for women to train is Robert Vanacore's Fitness Through Boxing at Dix Hills Commons, 1740 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743. 631-858-2BOX (2269). Vanacore competed in numerous Golden Gloves tournaments.

Here's the video we did at Frankie G.'s gym:



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