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Bridge To Tomorrow

by on Mar.29, 2012, under Boxing News

Termite Watkins heard the Cheers

By Karl Hegman

David Pereida (left) mugs with "Outstanding Boxer Of The 2012 Houston Golden Gloves," Marc Torres

David Pereida (left) mugs with "Outstanding Boxer Of The 2012 Houston Golden Gloves," Marc Torres

The internet is a wonderful invention, particularly if you are a boxing person, as not only can you watch most any fight in the world instantly, you can interact with fans from all over the planet at the click of a mouse. Some boxing fans out there have called me a sentimentalist when it comes to boxing, and have also claimed that my mindset is stuck in neutral in the 1970′s when it comes to The Sweet Science. They are charges that I can only plead guilty to.

A ring hero of mine when I was an amateur fighter in Houston in the 70′s was local lightweight contender Maurice “Termite” Watkins, and he was a boxing Idol to most young fighters in these parts. Watkins was the youngest National Golden Gloves Champion in history at only 16 years of age, and he was based out of Florida in the mid to late 70′s as he was making his way up through the professional ranks. Watkins was a smooth moving, fluid and rhythmic boxer-puncher with a style that was very easy on the eyes, and had a left hook that could tear your guts out. I once saw him knock out a tough club fighter named “Wolfman” Morgan at the Sam Houston Coliseum with a left hook flush on the mouth that sent Morgan first airborne, and then crashing in sections flat on his back with his head whip lashing into the hard wooden ring floor. (continue reading…)

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