Baltimore, Maryland - January 26, 2017: Boxer Nieem "The Brutal Machine" Somerville, 10, takes a water break after sparring at the Upton Boxing Club in West Baltimore Thursday January 26, 2017.
Upton Boxing Club is where Coach Calvin Ford, the inspiration for character Dennis "Cutty" Wise from "The Wire," coaches. It's also the gym where Gervonta Davis, the current IBF junior lightweight champion, trains. Davis 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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