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Marvin McDowell at the UMAR Boxing and Youth Development Center located at 1217 North Avenue in West Baltimore. McDowell, a Baltimore native has operated the center since 1996.

Marvin McDowell at the UMAR Boxing and Youth Development Center located at 1217 North Avenue in West Baltimore. McDowell, a Baltimore native has operated the center since 1996.

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“Marvin has always been dedicated, he loves boxing and he loves the children here in Baltimore,” said Kevin Grace, an instructor and spokesman for the UMAR Boxing and Youth Development Center. Grace, who has known Marvin McDowell for quite some time is also a historian and actor, who once appeared on HBO’s “The Wire.”