By Shirley Chan
NBC Connecticut

An innovating boxing program in Manchester is giving youths more than an opportunity to learn the sport. It’s also providing an alternative to life on the streets.

The Manchester Ring of Champions Society, or “ROCS” as it’s referred to, is a non-profit boxing club that helps at-risk youth.

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“It’s not only boxing. You get a good relationship with all the people around you. They support you and they’re there for you,” Mykquan Williams, 13, of East Hartford, said.

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Area youth, age 8 and up, are eligible to be a part of the boxing club.

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