NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden

New York City police officers boxed one another for charity — and to settle personal disputes — at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8. Nearly 4,000 officers and their families showed up to watch the grudge matches. (Yahoo News)

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NYPD Boxing Championships

New York’s Finest Matt Rooney throws a jab at Jonathan Alvarez at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

The Theater at Madison Square Garden before the NYPD Boxing Championships on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Chris D’Antonio is helped out of the ring after injuring his knee in the ring during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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The belt and trophies awarded for the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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NYPD officer known as “Spiderman” feels the punch of opponent Mike Alba during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Carlos Del Rosario leans with a punch in the ring against Josue Torres in the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

Spiderman and Mike Alba, right mix it up in the ring during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Stacy Weinstein, left, goes on the attack against Katie Walsh during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

Two members of New York’s Finest exchange punches in the ring during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Katie Walsh awaits the start of the female grudge match against Stacy Weinstein at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Andre Smith, left, falls backward after being hit by Vincent Trozzi during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017.(Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Paul Altimore, left extends his reach into the face of Luis Rodriguez during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017.(Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Mark “Muscle Shark” Sinatra extends a punch against Erin Fitchette in the Super Heavy Champ class of the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017.(Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Mark “Muscle Shark” Sinatra shows off a mouthpiece smile following his victory in the Super Heavy Champ class of the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Erin Fitchette is slow to get up as he assisted by the referree in the ring during a match against Mark Sinatra in the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Kenneth Haynes, right, stretches his reach to connect against Laron Rhodie during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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David Chestnut is checked out by a doctor after being down by opponent Thomas Boatswain during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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New York’s Finest Yaate Turner, left, and Greg Thuesday battle in the ring during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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NYPD Boxing organizer Dave Siev exits ring during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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New York’s Finest Sean Liscoe enters ring for fights against Joseph Reeves during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Matt Rooney, left, and Jonathan Alvarez embrace after the final bell during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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A family member cheers on a fighter during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Emmanuel Etienne, left, lands a punch off Jamaal Spence in the ring during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

New York’s Finest Paul Altimore tags Luis Rodriguez during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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NYPD police officer called “Spiderman” connects with a right on Mike Alba, left, during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

New York’s Finest Thomas Boatswain celebrates victory over fellow officer David Chestnut at the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

Spiderman, right, connects with a punch on Mike Alba during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

NYPD officer Jamaal Spence gets instructions in his corner during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

New York’s Finest cheer on Stacy Weinstein as she is introduced before the “Female Grudge Match” during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017.(Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Corrections officer Javier Colon awaits his introdcution before entering the ring during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

Jamaal Spence lands a left on Emmanuel Etienne during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

New York’s Finest Paul Altimore sits in his corner waiting his the next round during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Vincent Trozzi awaits in the neutral corner during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

New York’s police officer Selina Herrera connects with a right cross off the chin of police officer Radwa Mohammed during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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New York’s Finest Javier Colon shows his disappointment after losing a split decision to Eddie Bermudez, left, in the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

Javier Colon, left, fights off Eddie Bermudez during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Katie Walsh, left, connects with a blow off Stacy Weinstein during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

Katie Walsh’s arm is raised in the air by referee as the winner of the Female Grudge Match over Stacy Weinstein at the NYPD Boxing Championships at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Sal Tramontana takes one in the jaw from opponent Nick Salvador during the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

NYPD Boxing Championships

Actor Holt McCallany of “Fight Club” fame watches the NYPD Boxing Championships at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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