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Alicia Napoleon and Peter Quillin help shape today’s youth at Day Camp visit on Long Island

Before fighting at the Nassau Coliseum, both fighters gave the kids a great day of exercise and life lessons

Kids today are an important part of our future. That much has been known over the past few years. Having role models to teach them important values is what will make the future brighter.

Enter boxers Alicia Napoleon and Peter Quillin.

Before they compete inside the Nassau Coliseum on November 4, both Premier Boxing Champion fighters visited Camp Crestwood, a Long Island Day Camp in Melville. There, they got to speak to the kids on break from school and teach them a thing or two about exercise and boxing.

Defending her WBA Super Middleweight Title against Hannah Rankin this Saturday, Napoleon (9-1) was working overtime (literally) to work with the kids. Leading up to her fight, she stated she did over 100 rounds of sparring. She made the kids feel very welcomed, and had words of encouragement that she has lived by since she was younger.

“Dream big, and never stop chasing those dreams.”

Napoleon also made sure to teach the girls there that there is nothing they can’t do. It is a simple, but effective message that has an important significance to today’s feelings and controversies surrounding women’s boxing.

Fighting out of Brooklyn, Peter Quillin (33-1-1) will be looking to contend once again for a title with a win over J’Leon Love. A former champion, Quillin used his knowledge of fighting to signify what makes a “Champ”:


Hard work




Ready to fight any competition head on, Quillin taught the kids to value respect and determination. As a result, the kids were motivated and ready to take on the world, in their own little way.

You can catch the fights, headlined by Andre Berto v. Devon Alexander, around 7pm. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at, the Nassau Coliseum box office or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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