Williamson demonstrates with the equipment he uses to teach kids to box.

For some, boxing is a form of exercise, for others it’s about the competition. But for former professional light heavyweight boxer James “Hook” Williamson, boxing was an outlet that kept him out of trouble and changed his life.

Williamson grew up around drugs, fighting and kids on the street. He started boxing when he was around eight-years-old, learned to love the sport from a young age and never looked back. He said that he’s never been arrested and has stayed out of trouble and said that the boxing helped make that possible.

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