By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected]

Recently, the Uppercut Boxing Gym of Maryland, opened at 4408 Park Heights in northwest Baltimore, and will serve as a vital resource for young people far beyond the boxing ring. The gym is owned by G. “Thunder” Robinson, a certified boxing trainer and one of the only women to own a boxing gym in the state. The grand opening was hosted by Pam Curtis of the Pushing the Vision Outreach, co-chair of the Baltimore City Women’s Commission and president of the Park Circle Community Association. The event was attended by several community leaders, public servants and politicians.

Pictured from left to right: Thunder Robinson, Uppercut’s owner, Marcus Pollock, executive director of Park Heights Renaissance, Coach Leon “The Truth” Wallace, Baltimore City Councilwoman Sharon Green-Middleton, in front are boxers Emmanuel Hibbert and Jalon Hall. (Courtesy Photo)