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Omari Ferrell, Nanyamka Gallardo and coach Ashaki Howard listen to Ike Nwoye

Omari Ferrell, from left, and Nanyamka Gallardo of Kenwood Academy, with coach Ashaki Howard, listen to teammate Ike Nwoye practice his poem before the Louder Than a Bomb 2013 preliminary bouts at Columbia College Saturday, Feb, 23, 2013, in Chicago. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune) John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune