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Boxing coach helps teens fight their way out of trouble

As a high school senior, Mike Gonzaga had help dealing with the aftermath of losing his father. Now, as the coach of a high school boxing club, he's giving back to the community and helping teens stay out of trouble.

Originally Published: June 11, 2008
By Robert Morales | Special to ESPN.com

Mike Gonzaga lost his father before his senior year at Crespi High School in Encino, Calif. He recently recalled that a coach there helped him through the ordeal.

It therefore wasn't surprising to see the emotion on Gonzaga's face when he described the Celt Boxing Club, a team he coaches made up of high school-age amateur boxers.

Most of the team are from Crespi -- they're known as the Celts -- but it isn't mandatory to attend that particular school, as high school boxing is not ...

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