Seven Soldiers strike gold as All-Army dominates Armed Forces Boxing Championships
Photo Credit: Mr. Tim Hipps (FMWRC)
Five-time Armed Forces champion Sgt. John Franklin of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program battles off the ropes en route to a 20-5 decision over Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Magdiel Matias in the 119-pound division of the 2009 Armed Forces Boxing Championships May 1 at Barnes Field House on Fort Huachuca, Ariz. "I wanted to start this night off the perfect way for my teammates," said Franklin, 25, a native of Kansas City, Mo., who is stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., home of the WCAP boxing program. "Start the fuel, start the fire, and let those guys put it out at the end."
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