MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police and firefighters from Minneapolis and St. Paul are “duking it out” for a good cause.

About 1,200 people packed around the ring at Uppercut Gym in Minneapolis for the annual “Unite and Fight.”

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This year, the boxing match benefits Sergeant Craig Gromek. His diagnosis of ALS and dementia forced him to retire from St. Paul after 30 years on the force.

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He needs full-time help, which his family says is not covered by insurance.

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