Since the age of Seven, I have been involved in the boxing industry as a fan, fighter, and coach.
I became a member of USA Boxing in 1993 and I am a certified boxing coach through USA Boxing. I am a three-time junior Olympic champion, a three-time Silver Glove and a Golden Glove champion. I’ve worked with UFC fighters, as well as professional and amateur Boxers.
But when my friend and mentor, Butch Dillon, reached out to me to tell me he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). I was shocked. His struggles with movement and balance drained him and I know that he struggled to find positivity and motivation. Until he decided to take up boxing as his form of exercise. I got to watch him take his life and energy back.