Headbangers Boxing builds champions, brings family together
Headbangers Boxing sits in a small brick building right near the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington. But the excitement the gym lacks on the outside, is made up by the combination of character and passion of the boxers inside. Led by Coach Marshall Cunningham, the boxing club helps under-served youths focus their energy on something constructive — boxing.
And one boxer has taken the ideals of Headbangers Boxing — commitment, determination and passion — and ran with it. Sixteen-year old Lawrence Singh, the son of immigrant parents, is currently a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic boxing team. Boxing has done more than propel Lawrence out of DC; it has formed an unbreakable bond between him and his father. Loknauth Singh stands ringside every time Lawrence trains, cheering him on as his son pursues his dreams.
Here is my report.