WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A local couple is starting a new boxing academy that will soon be ready for young athletes looking for greatness, or just a way to spend their afternoons.
The House of Champions Boxing Academy is a non profit organization, built from the ring up by New Hanover County couple, Lindell and April Beatty.
The Beattys have trained amateur boxing champions up and down the east coast for years. Now they're bringing their passion to Wilmington.
"I've seen that by training amateurs, training some of the kids who were having a lot of negative problems in school, peer pressure, things like that," said Lindell Beatty, "by doing the boxing, I'm seeing these kids are being transformed from being violent and troublesome to becoming positive thinking kids."
House of Champions still has some work to do before it's complete, but it already has a list of people waiting to join.