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Atlanta Police Officers to Box for Charity and to Support the Police Athletic League | Sports & Recreation

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Atlanta Police Officers to Box for Charity and to Support the Police Athletic League

ATLANTA -- Crime isn't the only thing Atlanta police officers are fighting.

Next month, two of the city's finest will climb into the ring for a cause close to their hearts, the Atlanta Police Athletic League, a non-profit program that uses sports, education and recreation to connect police and local youth.

Atlanta police officers Jaidon Codrington (19-2) and Josue Blocus (15-2) will open the "Protect and Serve" Live Boxing series on Oct. 9 at Metro Fitness (formerly Run N Shoot) on Metropolitan Parkway.

Codrington (19-2) starred in the third season of NBC's TV show "The Contender" (Season 3) and was previously a world top 15 light heavyweight. Blocus competed in the 1996 Olympics and is a former NABO heavyweight champion.

Former #1 middleweight in the world and Olympic alternate Randy Griffin will headline the main event. Event organizers say the three men all train at Metro Fitness and wanted to do something to for the community.

Proceeds will go towards a new youth development program at the facility. Tickets for the fundraiser start at $20.