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Charity boxing match raises money for at-risk youth

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Charity boxing match raises money for at-risk youth
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Syracuse Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Ray Rinaldi and State Senator John DeFrancisco give each other some of their best shots during a charity boxing match. Time Warner Cable News photojournalist Ben Augustine brings us the sights and sounds from the ring.

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. -- A high profile boxing match was held in Liverpool to benefit a good cause.

Last night, Syracuse Hall of Fame Boxing Coach Ray Rinaldi and State Senator John DeFrancisco battled it out in the ring.

The charity boxing match dubbed, "Fight for a Future," was organized to raise awareness and money for athletic programs that benefit at-risk kids in the city.

It wasn't your typical boxing match though.

"He clocked me a couple of times. I was going I was trying to move in on him and then I stepped on his foot and he fell down. I said oh my God, I felt so bad," DeFrancisco said.

DeFrancisco hopes the boxing match could become an annual event. He said he'd like to get other people involved as well.

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