Famous boxers train Villa campers

(l-r) Gerry Cooney and Mike Trapani demontrate boxing techniques at last Wednesday’s boxing clinic.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Several lucky summer campers were treated to a rare opportunity to learn how to box from two of boxing’s most famous fighters. Over 100 boys and girls participating in Villa Maria Academy’s summer camp program on Wednesday, July 8, learned proper boxing techniques from retired professional heavyweight boxer Gerry ‘Great White Hope’ Cooney and retired world title holder in the middleweight, super-middleweight and light heavyweight divisions, Iran ‘The Blade’ Barkley.

The students at Villa Maria Academy with Mike Bernard, Villa Maria Academy athletic director; Iran Barkley, boxing coach Mike Trapani and Gerry Cooney.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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