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Boxing coach Todd Riggs works with Courtney Mink, 17, of Monroe, at a boxing gym located inside Lincoln Elementary School in Monroe, Mich.

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Courtney Mink, 17, right, of Monroe, is one of several girls who can be found at the boxing gym inside Lincoln Elementary School in Monroe, Mich.

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Hailey Eagle, 12, left, of Monroe, practices shadow boxing.

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Heaven Hammock, 15, of Monroe, jumps rope during boxing practice.

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Courtney Mink, 17, holds the feet of Taylor Carroll, 15, while Derek Shippey, 30, holds the feet of Heaven Hammock, 15, during a workout.

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Hailey Eagle, 12, wraps her hands after her first-ever week of boxing.

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Coach and retired boxer Todd Riggs says girls lack other female opponents in their age brackets or weight classes.

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Hailey Eagle, 12, practices shadow boxing in the mirror with boys at Joe's ALCC Boxing Club in Monroe.

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