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Deaf boxer Julian Smith fights hard to become Chicago Golden Gloves champ

By Annie Costabile

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Julian Smith’s entire life has been a fight. It hasn’t always been in a ring, but he has been punching back since Day 1.

His mother, Natalie Bibbs, had a difficult pregnancy, but Smith fought to be born and won. When he was 6 months old, Smith contracted meningitis but fought to survive and won. Growing up deaf because of the meningitis, Smith fought the stereotypes associated with his disability and won again.

Read more: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/deaf-boxer-julian-smith-fights-hard-to-become-chicago-golden-glove-champ/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Source: Chicago SunTimes

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