Baltimore, Maryland - January 25, 2017: Coach Calvin Ford talks to Cuttino Oliver, 13, known as "2sharp," while his dad Eric Oliver laces up his gloves at Upton Boxing Club in West Baltimore Wednesday January 25, 2017. 2sharp won state and Regional titles in his division and is heading to Kansas for Nationals in February.
Jeremiah Williams, 7, listens in the ring.i
Ford, the inspiration for character Dennis "Cutty" Wise from "The Wire," coaches Gervonta Davis, the current IBF junior lightweight champion, who is undefeated (17-0) with 16 KOs. He also coaches dozens of amateurs and a few other professionals.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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