Tag Archive | Shreveport Louisiana

Amelia Moore Women’s Boxing Pioneer

Nothing in boxing has come easy for 2020 USA Boxing Olympic Qualification Team lightweight alternate Amelia Moore, who has overcome several major obstacles to be the elite boxer that she is today. A native of Maine, the 31-year-old Moore attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland for two years, voluntarily leaving there for medical […]

Syracuse’s Amir Anderson Goes from Underdog to Top Dog

In the 2019 USA National Boxing Championships, Amir Anderson was a relatively unknown competitor from Syracuse (N.Y.), but this year he believes he’s one of the “top dogs” in the 165-pound decision. Anderson will be competing in the youth division at the 2020 USA Boxing National Championships, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic from last […]

Texas Twins Jordan & Josh Jenkins on Special Mission to Write American Boxing History

Texas twins Josh and Jordan Jenkins are on a mission to become the first twins ever to be on a Team USA Olympic Boxing Team. They will both be competing in the elite division at the 2020 USA Boxing National Championships, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic from last December to March 25 – April […]

New York Mets Sign RHP Taijuan Walker to a two-year contract

The New York Mets announced recently that the team has signed right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker to a two-year contract with a player option for the 2023 season. In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been placed on the 60-Day Injured List. Walker, 28, split the 2020 season between Seattle and Toronto. From August […]

San Diego amateur boxer Jonathan Mansour experienced emotional roller-coaster ride in 2020

In 2019, Jonathan “Magic” Mansour finished fifth at the USA Olympic Trials as one of the youngest competitors in the field, and the now 21-year-old San Diego featherweight had planned to put on a magical performance at the 2020 USA Boxing National Championships this past December, at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. In […]

The late Johnny Tapia remains strong influence for Albuquerque amateur boxer Sharahya-Taina Moreu

The late, great Hall of Fame boxer Johnny Tapia played a significant role in the development of Albuquerque welterweight Sharahya-Taina Moreu, and the 3-division world champion remains a strong influence in her life. During the COVID-19 pandemic she has been preparing to compete in the 2020 USA Boxing National Championships, December 5-12, at Shreveport Convention […]

“The Mason Brothers” are coming!

Cleveland light welterweight Abdullah Mason has a dream to establish himself and his four brothers in boxing. Influenced by his older brothers and father/coach, Valiant Mason, Abdullah first got into boxing at the age of nine. His older brothers often gave him boxing tips and his father introduced him to boxing, asking his young son […]