NORWOOD PARK — Doghouse Crossfit Kids Boxing Club will host a fight night March 19 to give young pugilists a chance to show off their skills in the squared circle.
Fifteen three-round boxing matches will feature the Norwood Park club's "most experienced students" from 6-9 p.m. March 19 at the gym, 5820 N. Northwest Hwy., said Steve Linder, the head coach of the club.
The free exhibition open to the public "will be a chance for our students to show off all their hard work they have put in for the last two years plus," Linder said.
Participants will wear headgear, mouthpieces and gloves, Linder said, adding that referees and judges will be on hand in an effort to prevent injury.
The club is designed to teach its more than 100 members self-defense while building their confidence and self-esteem through boxing, kickboxing and wrestling, Linder said.
The young boxers are learning the ropes from volunteer coaches, many of whom work in law enforcement or are veterans, Linder said.
Two coach-versus-coach exhibition fights will cap off the night, Linder said.
Raffles will take place during the exhibition to raise money for equipment for the club, with water and soda available for purchase.
For more information, email Linder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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