- These American Dreams
- By McNAIR EVANS
- The 61st Missouri Photo Workshop / Festus & Crystal City, Mo.
Robbie Cannon has been boxing since age 8 in and around Crystal City, Mo. At 24, his resume includes six Golden Gloves and a 2007 Missouri Championship professional belt. While this title remains unchallenged, new responsibilities demand a full training schedule.
Stocking Wal-Mart produce at 40 hours a week and attempting to father two children, family obligations in his fiancée's home now crowd the time once dedicated to training. Aspiring to support a family with his professional fighting, constant tension between dreams and realities expand the distance between Robbie and those around him.
Robbie Cannon balances 20 month-old Austin, son of fiancée Amy Mitchell and his boxing equipment after training at Eagles Boxing gym in Arnold, Mo.
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