Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym’s outdoor sports complex to help more kids

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit’s very own Downtown Boxing Gym is all set to unveil its newly renovated outdoor space in Islandview.

Mayor Mike Duggan and other officials will be at the big reveal, followed by DBG’s annual fundraiser.

The upgraded facility aims to provide a host of athletic and learning opportunities for Detroit students all year round.

A former student, Asiyha Williamson, who joined DBG’s free after-school academic and athletic program back in 2012, says prior to enrolling she didn’t care about school and how her actions would impact her future.

“When I first came to DBG, I was failing in my classes and getting in fights at school,” says Asiyha Williamson.