Photos: Lucy Laney hosts its first boxing tournament


leven-year-old Alberto Luna of Leech Lake, left, drills with his coach.
1 Eleven-year-old Alberto Luna of Leech Lake, left, drills with his coach as 11-year-old Eh Do of White Bear Lake, right, warms up with coach Dave Lusby Saturday at Lucy Laney Elementary in Minneapolis. 
Eight-year-old Z'Karion Walker gets his hands wrapped.
2 Eight-year-old Z'Karion Walker gets his hands wrapped before his bout by coach Morgan McDonald on Saturday at Lucy Laney Elementary in Minneapolis. Walker lost his bout to 8-year-old Gabriel Luna of Leech Lake. 
Morgan McDonald Sr. wraps the hands of one of his fighters.
3 Morgan McDonald wraps the hands of one of his fighters inside the school's boxing room before fights begin. McDonald is the dean of behavior at the school and uses the boxing room to resolve conflicts between students. 
Nine-year-old Stanley Torres warms up with his dad, Russell Torres.
4 Nine-year-old Stanley Torres warms up with his dad, Russell Torres, left, and Seth Labarge before his bout with 9-year-old Steve Amos Jr. The three drove four hours from Lac Du Flambeau, Wis., for the tournament. 
Eleven-year-old Morgan McDonald Jr. gets his hands wrapped.
5 Eleven-year-old Morgan McDonald Jr. gets his hands wrapped before his bout on Saturday. His father, Morgan McDonald Sr., works at Lucy Laney and coaches the Lucy Laney Boxing Academy. 
Coach Byron Wilson warms up 8-year-old Gabriel Luna of Leech Lake.
6 Coach Byron Wilson warms up 8-year-old Gabriel Luna of Leech Lake. Luna and his brother Alberto, 11, are the only two Junior Olympic boxers to make the trip from Leech Lake. 
Eight-year-old Gabriel Luna of Leech Lake approaches the ring.
7 Eight-year-old Gabriel Luna of Leech Lake approaches the ring before his fight with his father, Albert Luna, left, and coach Byron Wilson, right. 
Posters of Muhammad Ali hang in the gym.
8 Posters of Muhammad Ali hang in the gym as 12-year-old Timothy Greer, right, fights 14-year-old Sanjay Douglas. The school made Ali's quote "I'm the greatest of all time" the theme for the school year. 
Morgan Mcdonald Sr. coaches his son, Morgan McDonald Jr.
9 Morgan McDonald Sr. coaches his son, Morgan McDonald Jr., during his match. 
Nine-year-old Steve Amos Jr. fights 9-year-old Stanley Torres.
10 Nine-year-old Steve Amos Jr. fights 9-year-old Stanley Torres on Saturday at Lucy Laney Elementary in Minneapolis. All of the Junior Olympic and amateur boxers are required to wear protective headgear. 
Spectators, teammates and staff cheer on 12-year-old Timothy Greer.
11 Spectators, teammates and staff cheer on 12-year-old Timothy Greer, in blue, during his match against Northside Boxing Club's Sanjay Douglas. 
Morgan McDonald Sr. coaches 8-year-old Z'Karion Walker.
12 Morgan McDonald coaches 8-year-old Z'Karion Walker in between rounds. Each fight consists of three two-minute rounds. 
Nine-year-old Stanley Torres, right, celebrates as he is declared winner.
13 Nine-year-old Stanley Torres, right, celebrates as he is declared winner in his bout again Steve Amos Jr., left. It was the fifth time the two fought. 
Nine-year-old Stanley Torres walks out of the gym with his belt.
14 Nine-year-old Stanley Torres walks out of the gym with his belt after winning his bout on Saturday. 
Lucy Laney Boxing Academy fighters warm up outside.
15 Lucy Laney Boxing Academy fighters from left, Larry Smith, 9, Z'Karion Walker, 8, and Morgan McDonald Jr., 11, warm up outside of the gym before their fights. 
Morgan McDonald Sr. ties the shoes of one of his boxers.
16 Morgan McDonald ties the shoes of one of his boxers before his bout on Saturday. "It ain't about 'better win,' you go in there and you go as hard as you can," McDonald told his boxers before their matches. 
Twelve-year-old Timothy Greer lands a punch.
17 Twelve-year-old Timothy Greer of the Lucy Laney Boxing Academy, right, lands a punch on 14-year-old Sanjay Douglas of Northside Boxing Club. Boxers from Lucy Laney won two of their four bouts. 
Eight-year-old Gabriel Luna poses for a picture inside the ring
18 Eight-year-old Gabriel Luna poses for a picture inside the ring with his two belts on Saturday at Lucy Laney Elementary in Minneapolis. Every winner got a Lucy Laney Boxing Academy Belt. 
Eleven-year-old Morgan Mcdonald Jr. raises the hand of his opponent.
19 Eleven-year-old Morgan McDonald Jr. raises the hand of his opponent, 11-year-old Solecio Miranda, after defeating him in their bout. 
Eleven-year-old Morgan Mcdonald Jr. poses for a picture.
20 Eleven-year-old Morgan McDonald Jr. poses for a picture with his Lucy Laney and Junior Olympics belts at the end of the tournament. 
Principal Mauri Friestleben, center,  sits with Morgan McDonald Sr., right.
21 Principal Mauri Friestleben, center, sits with Morgan McDonald, right, and a fifth-grader, left, after the end of the tournament on Saturday. Friestleben couldn't bring herself to watch the kids fight, but supports McDonald and the Lucy Laney Boxing Academy. McDonald called her into the ring to give the "Our Michelle Obama" award at the end of the day.