A 21-year-old professional boxer was reportedly stabbed outside The Grail early Sunday morning. Shawn Phillip Hawk told authorities he went to the nightspot in Huetter with his girlfriend and a friend. He said he was walking to his car around closing time when he was approached by six to eight men, according to a report from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department. According to the report, one of the men bumped into Hawk, and he felt a pinch on the back of his leg, above his knee. He said he then felt blood running down his leg and realized he had been stabbed. Hawk, a boxer under contract with The Coeur d'Alene Casino, said he wasn't interested in pressing charges in the stabbing -- Spokesman-Review.
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