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A Boxing Coach With Decades In The Ring

Skipper Fairbanks coaches boxing here in Chattanooga - at Red Bank Boxing Club.


He is a five-time Golden Gloves champion who is now 83 years old, and he has been a coach for more than six decades.


Skipper has had eight back surgeries and a heart surgery - but he remains in the ring, teaching boxing to amateurs ages eight and older.


In between his coaching, Skipper stopped by “Scenic Roots”...