Tag: Chris Guzman
By Juan C. Ayllon
DeMotte, Indiana, March 30, 2012 - It’s 11:45 AM, the morning of his last professional fight, and Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes sounds unusually at ease as he fields my questions. Normally fighters are edgy the final days preceding a fight, but not Jimmy. At 34, he is articulate and speaks with the energy of someone juggling boxing, family, teaching, gym ownership and rock band commitments.
Tonight, he faces Eric Draper (4-6, 1 KO) at the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville, Indiana, where he has been a large draw for the locals, who come out in droves to support their everyday hero. Chances are, he won’t disappoint. (continue reading…)