Ron Lipton - Local referee is still fighting

07.11.05 - By Jim Sheahan, Poughkeepsie Journal: Ron Lipton has the cold, dark eyes of a warrior. Even in his late fifties, Lipton is an intimidating presence. Twice a week, Lipton brings that intensity to the boxing class he teaches at Marist College. Meticulously organized, Lipton follows the syllabus he has created for the class carefully. He lectures students about boxing history, quizzes them on boxing's impact on civil rights in the 1900s and mesmerizes them with his boxing acumen when he hits the heavy bag, then shows them how it's done. The tattoos that line his arms ripple with each powerful punch, the pop of the heavy bag echoing throughout the gym. continue

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