Picture Stories: Putting his Mind to the Gloves
This picture story is a window into a young athlete's life. The images explore how a meek, mild-mannered person transforms into an aggressive talent in the ring. Maurice Cole, 23, of East Providence, has now won two New England Golden Glove championships, five Southern New England Golden Glove championships, and two Rocky Marciano Tournament belts. Maurice has aspirations to travel to the Pan-American Games or the Olympics and plans to turn pro in the near future. The story, however, is less about his impressive record and more about his unique persona, quiet and humble, with an extraordinary level of discipline.
The story won second place in the "photo series" category of the 2007 Rhode Island Press Association Editorial Awards. To watch the award-winning audio slideshow please visit the "Multimedia" section.