Saturday, August 31, 2013

Jackson Falls in Continental Championships in Chile!

DC amateur flyweight Malik Jackson lost his bout at the Continental Championships in Santiago, Chile on Friday.  Jackson faced one of the true best in his weight class -- 2012 Olympian Jantony Ortiz of Puerto Rico.  No word on what the score of the bout was.

The trip is definitely valuable international experience for Jackson, who is a member of the USA Elite Men's Boxing team.  Jackson will head to Almaty, Kazakhstan in October for the AIBA Men's World Championships.  Jackson's coach at DC's Limelite Gym -- Tony Simmons -- will join Jackson on that trip as a coach on the USA team.

1 comment:

smoothref said...

Malik is a very talented boxer, and I'm glad Tony will be making the overseas trip with him.