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Lexington boxer, coach to compete for U.S. in world event

Henry Clay High School senior Samantha Kinchen warmed up with some shadow boxing in April at Legends Youth Boxing.
Henry Clay High School senior Samantha Kinchen warmed up with some shadow boxing in April at Legends Youth Boxing. Herald-Leader

Lexington boxer Samantha Kinchen and her coach, William "Sarge" Farris, have been selected to represent the United States in next month's World Junior and Youth Championships.

Kinchen, a 152-pounder, is a 2013 graduate of Henry Clay High School and an incoming freshman at the University of Kentucky.

She will compete on the Youth national team Sept. 20-29 in Albena, Bulgaria.

Farris is one of four coaches selected to lead Team USA.

Kinchen qualified for the national team earlier this year by winning the USA Boxing national championship.

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