Interested in boxing lessons in NYC and love the Olympics? Check this out!
When it comes to the 2012 Olympics, it’s always nice to profile someone from the area who shares the same interests as us. It brings the excitement of the Games closer to home by localizing the fun of it all. In this case, let us meet Sgt. Jamel Herring, a Long Island native and captain of the U.S. Boxing squad in London.
After serving two tours in Iraq, the U.S. Marine strived to achieve his real passion: the sport of boxing. This is the first time in twenty years that a Marine hopped into the ring to show off his American pride. Herring has told reporters that the Corps taught him the discipline and determination he needs in the ring. He also mentions that the death of his daughter a few years back due to SIDS Disease is an inspiration for the fighter as well.
In the Games so far, it’s unfortunate for us to share that Herring actually lost to his opponent from Kazakhstan, Daniyar Yeleussinov. The loss has ended Herring’s bout at the Olympics this time around but it doesn’t put a finale on his career. After boxing for eleven years or so, the former Marine is not letting the loss bring him down and he will continue fighting for his passion.
If that doesn’t inspire you to get back into your boxing lessons in NYC, we give up.