Circle of Discipline celebrates 25 years of training, fitness, service

For the past 25 years, South Minneapolis’ Circle of Discipline (COD) has built an enviable rep for using its boxing ring to go the distance for the community. Last Saturday, more than one hundred supporters streamed through the organization’s doors at its Lake Street location to celebrate its silver anniversary.

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Fire and ice: Sierra Leone Samuels referees with a cool hand

The boxing ring has a way of revealing character and teaching lessons. Those who enter unprepared or unfocused are often exposed. For amateur boxing referee Sierra Leone Samuels, the boxing ring has provided a test of nerves, judgment and reason. So far she’s passing with flying colors.

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