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Pittsfield fighter Steve Sumpter has a chance at the Mass. Light Heavyweight Boxing Championship on Saturday in Springfield

Steve Sumpter boxing

Steve Sumpter lands a body shot against Manny "Shake 'Em Up" Woods in Sumpter's last fight, a win over Woods. 

So much for the slow buildup. The come-up for young fighters is tough and there’s a need to have an impressive win-loss record. So it’s commonplace for up-and-comers to avoid each other. Because an early loss might end your career before it begins.

Steve Sumpter (6-0, 6 KOs) got the memo, but he doesn’t care.



Jesse Kolodkin can be reached at jkolodkin@berkshireeagle.com or on Twitter @JesseKolodkin.

Sports Reporter

Jesse Kolodkin is a Berkshire Eagle sports reporter. He worked in the same position at The Bradford Era in western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in broadcast journalism. He is an avid New York Giants fan. He can be reached at jkolodkin@berkshireeagle.com or on Twitter @JesseKolodkin.

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