Sunday, January 05, 2014

Kareem Martin Named Amateur Boxer of the Year by Stiff Jab!

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Our good friends over at have selected DC amateur Kareem Martin as their Amateur Boxer of the Year.

Martin had an outstanding year in 2013 as he won his weight class at the USA Nationals and the National PAL Tournament.  Martin also took gold in his first international tournament, winning the title at the Klitschko Brothers Tournament in the Ukraine.  Martin is reportedly slated to turn pro sometime in 2014.

This was not a Beltway award, although Sarah Deming, who made the selection and wrote the accompanying article, considered other locals such as Tiara Brown and Lamont Roach, Jr for the honor. Brooklyn, NY boxer Earl Newman, Jr. was also one of the finalists.

Here is Deming's complete article:

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