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|Youth boxers see success in Shreveport|
West Monroe Boxing Club took a group of local youth boxers to Shreveport last weekend to compete in a regional boxing event that included some of the top amateur boxers from Texas and Louisiana.
Local light heavyweight contender Tyrone Davis won by unanimous decision over John Ballard out of Tyler, Texas.
"Tyrone did a real good job," head coach Sparky McDuffie said, "After the right hand injury he had last month and he just outboxed (John Ballard) really."
Davis suffered a fractured hand during a fight in June. Despite the injury, he continued to work out, focusing on his left jab — which paid off huge in the win over in Shreveport on Saturday.
"I think his left hand probably did get stronger during that time," McDuffie said. "His jab and his offense were real good this weekend."
Also from the West Monroe club, David Green scored a decision after a solid effort against Texas amateur slugger Hector Rosa of Longview, Texas.
"This was probably as good as David (Green) has looked in his time with us," McDuffie said. "He is a good boxer as far as mechanics go, we are working on his conditioning at this time. We are proud of how all of our guys performed over there."
The West Monroe Boxing Club will go to Crowley for a regional competition on Aug. 8. An event in Alexandria scheduled for this weekend was cancelled at the last minute by event organizers.
"The event in Crowley should be a good test for us," McDuffie said. "They usually get some Houston area fighters to come in there and our guys may get a chance to face some of that type of competition."
McDuffie himself will be very busy for the next couple of weeks. He was selected on Sunday to go for the next week to Colorado Springs, Col., for a U.S. Olympic boxing training camp where he will coach some of the best amateur boxers in the nation.
"It is almost nonstop work up there," McDuffie said. "We will start Thursday and work or have meetings just about day and night."
McDuffie is getting to coach with the U.S. Olympic team after having to turn down the opportunity three times during the fall football season, when he is a coach at Good Hope Middle School.
"This just came about at the right time," McDuffie said. "This may get my foot in the door for future Olympic coaching opportunities. I got a call to go coach in Russia last year and could not make it in the fall."
There are a couple of Louisiana boxers left out of the camp. J.D. Williams of West Monroe, 16, could qualify to be in one of the camps at a later date and is one of the top boxers in his age group in the country.
The U.S. Boxing Council holds these camps every six months.
Following the trip to Colorado, McDuffie will work on the annual Battle of the Badges boxing event, to be held at the Monroe Civic Center on Aug. 15.
The popular boxing event has captivated local boxing fans for years and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Many locals are currently training until the day of the event at Academy Sports in West Monroe.