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Boxing Club Resumes Bouts After Recent Death

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Amateur boxing bouts have resumed at a Grand Forks-area club, one month after a North Dakota man collapsed in the ring and later died.
    
Twenty-nine-year-old Jeremiah "J.J." Moen, of Grand Forks, suffered a seizure and lost consciousness following the first round of his Feb. 16 match in East Grand Forks, Minn. He died on Feb. 20.
    
The Forx Fighters club, which shut down for a week after Moen's death, was back in action Saturday with 11 scheduled bouts at the East Grand Forks American Legion club.
    
The Grand Forks Herald reports that club coach Eddie Obregon unveiled a plaque with Moen's photo, paid for by the families of fellow boxers.
    
Boxer Reid Nelson says Moen's death has weighed on him and dedicated his Saturday match to his former teammate.
    
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Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com

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