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Bridgeton ex-boxer Richie Kates life a documentary

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A near-capacity crowd filled the historic Landis Theater in Vineland on Thursday to watch a riveting SNJ Today documentary about former Bridgeton light-heavyweight boxing contender Richie Kates.

Friends, relatives and longtime boxing fans watched “Richie Kates: An Uncommon Journey” and treated the 63-year-old Vineland resident to a much-deserved standing ovation in recognition of his accomplishments in and out of the ring.