Boxer speaks out against violence in Omaha

Posted at 4:23 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 17:23:45-05

Boxing world champion and Omaha native Terence Crawford is speaking out against the recent violence in the city.

While speaking to the Omaha West Rotary Club Friday afternoon he's explained what he hopes to accomplish in the community.

The talk comes after Crawford posted a reaction on Twitter following Omaha’s latest homicide.

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“Smh [Shake my head] I don’t even know how to feel right now. All of my friends getting killed or locked up.”



Crawford addressed his Twitter comments:

"Nine times out of ten, I probably grew up with that person, went to school with that person, so its kind of hard always seeing people that you grew up with end up dead or in jail," he said.

With the violence happening in the community, Crawford says it's important for kids to have an outlet like his gym to keep them out of trouble on the streets.

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