Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Amateur boxer Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson claimed Gold at the 2016 Junior Olympics National Boxing tournament in the 165lb. class at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
A 16-year-old native of Baltimore, Simpson, who won his third bout in four days last weekend, also claimed “Most Outstanding Male Boxer” of the tourney.
He improved his brilliant amateur record to a staggering 161-2 and will be entering the 11th grade in September at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Maryland.
“I’ve worked very hard for this, winning the National Junior Olympics was something I always believed I could do, but things happen in life that sometimes don’t allow it to all work out,” he said. I did everything I could to win, listened to my team and my coaches, and it paid off for me.”
“I’m happy to bring my gold medal and the Most Outstanding Male Boxer of the tournament award back to Baltimore,” he added through his PR team.
Candice Carter, a solid boxer out of Townson, MD, earned the silver medal in the Young Female 112lb. class. Overall, it was a great run for Beltway area boxers, as the rose the total medal count to 12.