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Local boxer competes in national championship at Caesars Palace


Looking out his window from the 42nd floor of the Flamingo Las Vegas, Marty Engelhardt was living a dream.

For Engelhardt the opportunity of a lifetime arose this week when he traveled to Las Vegas to box at Caesar's Palace in the 2002 Everlast Men's U.S. National Amateur Boxing Championship.

Not only did Engelhardt have the chance to box in the well-known ring, he had earned an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the sport he loves.

He faced Edward Joseph, an armed forces specialist ranked third in the nation, in the opening round Tuesday night. Engelhardt, 23, lost in the first round aft...

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