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5NEWS Fit: Boxing

by on April 24, 2013

Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

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In this 5NEWS Fit, we’re boxing your way to a better body.

Van Buren native Ryan Riley started working out as a boxer six years ago. When you find a sport you’re passionate about, you train hard.

“He’s got several titles, trying to get him prepared for a World’s Amateur Competition,” said Randy Hilmer, owner of River Valley Fitness in Fort Smith.

Riley trains five days a week running, swimming, and spending countless hours at River Valley Fitness. He even tried out for the Olympics.

“It was intense,” said Riley. “It was a great experience once I won the first night I got there.”

Two nights into fighting, he lost. Now Riley says he has his sights set on a new goal and is training for the World’s Tournament in California this summer.

Boxing is an intense cardio workout, so 5NEWS Anchor Heather Lewis was intrigued, but…

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