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The boxing club in session at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.

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Alexandria’s Oldest Boxing Club on the Ropes

City seeks to recoup its recreation costs.

The fate of Alexandria’s oldest free boxing club hangs in the balance this week after the city hammered out a conciliatory deal to begin withdrawing its financial support. For the first time in its 30-year history the boxing club will no longer be completely free. Members over 18 and all non-Alexandria city residents will now have to pay. The club will also have to pay rent to the city.

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