Six year old Andrew Honohan stands on his tip toes as he tries to hit a speed bag at Peter Welch's South Boston gym.  Welch, a former professional fighter runs his gym for adults, but offers free lessons and training to area youths as a way to “give back” to the community by introducing kids to boxing while hoping to revive an interest in the future of a sport that has been in decline for years. The children’s boxing training culminates in an annual St. Patrick's Day Boxing Show.

Six year old Andrew Honohan stands on his tip toes as he tries to hit a speed bag at Peter Welch’s South Boston gym. Welch, a former professional fighter runs his gym for adults, but offers free lessons and training to area youths as a way to “give back” to the community by introducing kids to boxing while hoping to revive an interest in the future of a sport that has been in decline for years. The children’s boxing training culminates in an annual St. Patrick’s Day Boxing Show.