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Touching Gloves with…Harold Weston, Jr.

by on Jun.06, 2011, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

by Dan Hanley

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In 1968 the prolific Dave Anderson penned an article on New York’s now-defunct Telstar Gym and those hand-wrapped denizens milling about the pug-infested facility. There he wrote of a 16 year old kid with great aspirations of becoming a fighter. The bemused Anderson was impressed at the youth’s eagerness and willingness to tidy the gym in return for use of the facility. The last line in the article was a direct quote from the lad, which summarised the dreams of most who crossed the sweat-lined threshold of the grand establishment. “I want to be champion of the world.” Thus, began the trek of Harold Weston, Jr.

DH: Harold, how old were you when you took to boxing and where?

HW: I was 9 years old. I got involved in the Dept. of Parks and then about three years later entered NY’s amateur program. (continue reading…)

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