Local boxing gym owner making champions in ring, life

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Local boxing gym owner Harry Cummins was recognized by Washington Local Schools for his contributions to the community Wednesday. The International Boxing Club founder turned his business into an after-school learning center.

Cummins said the effort grew out of an experience with his team of boxers around the year 2000.

“We were going to a national tournament in Kansas City,” Cummins said. “I told the kids ‘how are we doing in school?’ ‘Oh, we’re doing great.’ So I went up to visit the teachers at the schools and come to find out, 75% of the kids were failing.”

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