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2013 Atlantic Journalism Awards Finalists


Date Aired or Published April 20, 2013
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I became aware of Kyle McNeil trying to make it in pro boxing while attending university after seeing him in his pro debut. I'm not aware of another college student/pro fighter. I waited for him to get a fight or two in the bank to determine he was serious about it. Incorporating trainer Bob Tapper and his north Dartmouth gym provided a way to illustrate how rare it is that hopeful stories come out of this neighborhood.

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I pursued this out of my own interest. It was the first of our long-feature section fronts in April.

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