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Lakes Area Boxing: Avila impresses in debut

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When Lakes Area Boxing competitor Mikayla Avila of Detroit Lakes made her boxing debut in mid-March, all she knew was that she needed to fight and not back down.


The feisty 16-year-old fought hard in her first boxing match, which came in Duluth’s St. Patrick’s Bash, literally going toe-to-toe with the more experienced hometown fighter Amy Lomenager in the middleweight bout.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.