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The Gold Room … Season Number Five

“It’s pure adrenaline pumping through me. It’s inexplicable … nerve-racking,” Ben Burkel explained, the moment he starts wrapping up his knuckles and lacing up his boxing gloves. The adrenaline is met with growing excitement by an audience and flashing cameras that circle the ring. Every step towards the boxing ring, another question presents in its self; doubt wrestling with confidence.
“Am I strong enough?”
“Am I ready for this?”
“Did I remember my mouth guard?”

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Ben Burkel competing in Wadena in 2017. He won by TKO when the opposing coach threw in the towel after the second round ended. Picture taken by John D’Auria

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