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13th Annual Battle of the Badges 

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Photographer Marc Monaghan documents the 13th annual charity boxing match that pits the Chicago Police Department against the Chicago Fire Department.
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The hands of heavyweight David Koch (Police Department)
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Heavyweight Nate Godfrey (Fire Department) and teammates stand during a moment of silence for fallen colleagues.
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Sean “Irish Jackie” Curtin referees the first bout of the evening between Romero Carrion (Fire Department) and Jose Rojas (Police Department).
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Cedric Taylor (Police Department) rests as his corner men give him advice between rounds during the second bout of the evening.
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Heavyweight David Koch (Police Department) lands a punch on Chris Amatore (Fire Department) during the third bout of the evening.
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Gerald Scott referees the heavyweight bout between Chris Amatore (Fire Department) and David Koch (Police Department), the third fight of the evening.
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Heavyweight David Koch (Police Department) after winning his bout
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Elsi Kilponen (Police Department) and Betsy Michan (Fire Department) during the fifth bout of the evening
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Referee Gerald Scott checks out Betsy Michan (Fire Department) during her fight with Elsi Kilponen (Police Department).
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Ring girl Margaret Miller carries the card during the Betsy Michan (Fire Department) and Elsi Kilponen (Police Department) fight.
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Eddie Okon (Police Department) during his fight with Brian Lebron (Fire Department), the sixth bout of the evening
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Sean “Irish Jackie” Curtin referees the sixth bout of the evening between Eddie Okon (Police Department) and Brian Lebron (Fire Department).
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel enjoys the sixth bout of the evening between Eddie Okon (Police Department) and Brian Lebron (Fire Department).
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Erik Marques (center) and his family enjoy the seventh bout of the evening between Miguel Antonio Vasquez and Sazzone.
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Michelle Dominguez watches as her uncle Miguel Antonio Vasquez fights during the seventh bout of the evening.
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Kristen Campbell (Fire Department) and Jovanna Lopez (Police Department) during the eighth bout of the evening
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Kristen Campbell (Fire Department) gets a bit bloodied by Jovanna Lopez (Police Department) during the eighth bout of the evening.
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Mike Cannon (Fire Department) moves from his corner during the 9th bout of the evening.
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Referee Gerald Smith watches as Rob Caulfield (Police Department) and Mike Cannon (Fire Department) parry during the 9th bout of the evening.
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Heavyweight Dan Smith (Police Department) waits with his corner men before the final bout of the evening.
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Heavyweights Dan Smith (Police Department) and Nate Godfrey (Fire Department) during the final bout of the evening
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