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Jeffrey Murray’s life has been anything but easy, and that’s why he’s using the sport of boxing to now help himself — and others — in whatever way he can. The Pelham native, who now lives in Camilla and trains in Albany, will make his pro debut Saturday night at the U.S. 19 Dragway after a decorated amateur career — and just a few years removed from losing his brother to cancer, watching his father suffer a stroke at his brother’s funeral and nearly dying in a car crash himself. He’s arranged the entire seven-fight show and promoted it, all while training for his own fight. And after it’s over, Murray plans to donate his entire first pro purse to cancer research. (

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The Comeback

Pelham’s Jeffrey Murray was at the lowest of lows after losing his brother to colon cancer and nearly dying himself in a car accident, but he has been able to turn his life around all thanks to the sport of boxing, and Saturday that long journey comes full circle when he makes his professional debut at what is believed to be the first-ever fight night held at the U.S. 19 Dragway in Albany. (ADDS: breakout on Albany fighters Roscoe, Warren also making pro debuts Saturday)


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