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Paterson Celebrates 30 Year Boxing Legacy for Local Gym


By: Richard L. Smith 

On Saturday, November 12, The Honorable Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh will join Kenneth De Berry and Ike and Randy Boxing supporters as they celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the oldest working boxing gym in New Jersey.

According to Paterson officials, the gym, now a non-profit organization with the goal of supporting the youth and keeping them off the street, was home to pro boxers Kendall Holt, Adrian Stone, and Aaron Davis.

The ceremony will include several from the community, Paterson's City Council and Ring Announcer Jake Fitzgerald.


It will be held at 85 5th Avenue, True Warriors Boxing at 4 p.m. 

Officials said founder Phil Shevack will be honored at the event by Mayor Sayegh.