Marcus Johnson shines at Jemini James McIntire’s Boxing Show

Marcus win

Marcus with a cup for winning his fight and a trophy for winning it with the best technique of the night among the amateurs.

Last Saturday night at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI, you could see clearly why Jemini James McIntire put Marcus Johnson at the top of the amateur card for his Who’s the Boss? show. Johnson, 152#, has been training HARD with Andrea Nelson with assists from McIntire and Bob Lynch.

Saturday night, for 3 sparkling rounds, Marcus put all that effort on display, winning a unanimous decision against a tireless, aggressive and taller opponent. As a tribute to his technique, Marcus also took home the “Student of the Science” award for best fighter of the night!

The foundation is especially proud of Marcus’ victory because his dedication to amateur boxing in Madison includes serving on our board.

Chris Ousley to compete in US Boxing Olympic Trials in December

Chris outside the US Olympic Boxing training center in Colorado Springs in June.

Chris outside the US Olympic Boxing training center in Colorado Springs in June.

In June, with help from the foundation, Chris  Ousley, 165#, and his trainer, NoShooz Nelson, were able to travel to Colorado Springs, so Chris could participate in the 7 day “Pathway to the Podium” tournament.

Chris did what he had to do against some tough opposition. He made it to the finals, which qualifies him to compete at the Olympic Trials this coming Dec (location yet to be determined). He’ll be starting his training for the trials this week and is very focused and looking forward to this opportunity to make the team!