Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Their biggest fight.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Jenna Naranjo Journal Staff Writer

Boxing team that city moved to a smaller site wants its old gym back

Maxine Abeyta, 15, said boxing helps her feel better about herself and keeps her out of trouble.

James Piar Jr., 11, said he hopes his love of boxing will take him to the Olympics someday.

Both are members of the Team Northside boxing club. Both said they will continue to fight outside of the ring for a better practice area and equipment.

In December, the city's Family and Community Services Department moved the team from the Northside Boxing Club on Second and Mountain an old warehouse to the boxing gym at Barelas Community Center. …

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