Thursday, October 03, 2013

Boxing Coach 'Twin' Passes!

(Photo courtesy of Keystone Boxing)

Sad news to report.  One of the more enthusiastic boxing coaches I have ever had the pleasure to be around has passed away.  If you attended a Beltway amateur card over the last few years, you have heard the chant:


That chant was led by the man everyone knew as "Twin."  We may continue to hear that chant at events but it will never be the same again.

The Beltway Boxing Community is mourning the passing of Harold "Twin" Jackson, who died on September 30.  Jackson was a coach at the No Xcuse Gym in Capitol Heights, MD.  Not everyone appreciated his enthusiasm but my personal belief is that it benefited the boxers at the club and made them feel special and it was not intended to put down anyone else.

From my brief conversations with Twin, I do know that he loved all the boxers in the area and when he would attend the pro shows especially, he wanted the best for all the boxers in the area. 

Twin helped make boxing very special for everyone along the Beltway and he will be truly missed!  BATB sends our deepest condolences to Twin's families -- his personal family and his No Xcuse family.

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