Through the years, I’ve covered a lot of the traditional sports. For the most part, they’ve all been enjoyable and, at times, fun. This weekend, however, as many friends headed to football fields, I found myself in a completely different world as I photographed the 3rd Annual Sterling Gloves Boxing Tournament, held in a gymnasium at Georgetown High School. The sport of boxing, perhaps more than some, builds discipline and focus in its participants. That discipline can be an asset as one grows into maturity. Sure, it has its negative aspects, but I really think its character-building points are a plus. I don’t know about other boxing tournaments, but I liked that every participant had to pass a physical exam before entering the ring. And if a boxer appeared to have a problem, a doctor was right there to help. Presented here are photos taken for an upcoming story in the Williamson County Sun.