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Joshua Dunlap, Jr. 69, of Riverdale, Georgia.

"I'm a reserve officer for the Atlanta Police Department and they want their guys in great shape. The public want their guys in great shape, so regardless of what your age, you've got the uniform on, you should be able to handle the job."

"I started boxing when I was in the Air Force in 1967. After 1973, (in a PAL recreational league) they changed the rules that anyone over 35 could no longer compete, so that just knocked me for a loop. I got involved in coaching after that."

"This is my first bout back in the ring. God has helped this body stay together."

"I've never been impressed by a (championship) belt. I saw these sitting on the table… but when I got it my hands, I've changed my mind, I love the belt, I want the belt, I've got it, I'm gonna keep it!"

DAVID EULITT/The Kansas City Star

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Joshua Dunlap, Jr. 69, of Riverdale, Georgia. <br />
<br />
"I'm a reserve officer for the Atlanta Police Department and they want their guys in great shape. The public want their guys in great shape, so regardless of what your age, you've got the uniform on, you should be able to handle the job."<br />
<br />
"I started boxing when I was in the Air Force in 1967. After 1973, (in a PAL recreational league) they changed the rules that anyone over 35 could no longer compete, so that just knocked me for a loop. I got involved in coaching after that."<br />
<br />
"This is my first bout back in the ring. God has helped this body stay together."<br />
<br />
"I've never been impressed by a (championship) belt. I saw these sitting on the table… but when I got it my hands, I've changed my mind, I love the belt, I want the belt, I've got it, I'm gonna keep it!"<br />
<br />
DAVID EULITT/The Kansas City Star