A Different Kind of Boxing Gym - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

A Different Kind of Boxing Gym

Posted:
Rick Welliver's Spoknae Boxing is more than a gym, it's a road to recovery for those who need it most. Rick Welliver's Spoknae Boxing is more than a gym, it's a road to recovery for those who need it most.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- KHQ's Alex Rozier brings SWX the story of Rick Welliver's Spokane Boxing, a gym that offers not only a place to train but also a a road to recovery that helps his athletes retake control their lives. 

Mobile users click here to watch this video: http://bit.ly/1nYB5vt

Welliver is a former boxer who opened Spokane Boxing in 2001 hoping for a chance to train national champions, but as life tends to do, things didn't exactly go as planned. Now Welliver's gym serves as a beacon of inspiration and a pillar of hope for those who need it most. Many of his boxers have a less than savory past, but by working with Welliver, they are given a chance to to become upstanding members of the community. 

Enjoy the above package put together by Rozier on what his last day in Spokane with KHQ, everyone here at SWX wishes him well in his new position with Seattle's NBC affiliate KING 5. 
  • Extra PointsExtra PointsMore>>

  • Seahawks Come To Spokane For Play 60 #12Tour

    Seahawks Come To Spokane For Play 60 #12Tour

    As part of the NFL's Play 60 initiative, the Seattle Seahawks will visit Spokane this Friday, July 18, at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT.More >>
    As part of the NFL's Play 60 initiative, the Seattle Seahawks will visit Spokane this Friday, July 18, at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT.More >>
  • First-Ever Hockey Fest At Frontier A Success

    First-Ever Hockey Fest At Frontier A Success

    The first-ever Hockey Fest at Frontier Ice Arena in Coeur d'Alene took over the ice and there were plenty of goals and plenty of stars in the charity exhibition. More >>
    The first-ever Hockey Fest at Frontier Ice Arena in Coeur d'Alene took over the ice and there were plenty of goals and plenty of stars in the charity exhibition. More >>
  • Steve Garvey Tosses First Pitch At Indians Game

    Steve Garvey Tosses First Pitch At Indians Game

    Former Spokane Indian great Steve Garvey visited Avista Stadium to watch his son, Ryan Garvey, play for the Tri-City Dust Devils and toss out the ceremonial first pitch. Check out the photos and videos above from Garvey's visit to Spokane!App users can use this link to see these photos:More >>
    Former Spokane Indian great Steve Garvey visited Avista Stadium to watch his son, Ryan Garvey, play for the Tri-City Dust Devils and toss out the ceremonial first pitch. Check out the photos and videos above from Garvey's visit to Spokane!App users can use this link to see these photos:More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.