I'm hearing reports that Burke, VA junior middleweight "Sparkplug" Tommy Neal was seriously injured in a forklift accident about a week ago.
The good news I'm hearing is that he is back at home recovering. The bad news I'm hearing is that his pro boxing career -- which started back in August -- may be seriously in doubt.
Neal made an impressive pro debut on August 19 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA when he won an easy four-round unanimous decision over Montez Wilson. He showed great composure in that bout and didn't press the issue. He was very patient.
Neal was slated to be a part of the next Scott Farmer card at ABC on November 18.
I send my best wishes to Tommy and his family.