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Former Boxer and Current Trainer, Steven Stokes Speaks Out

by on Apr.13, 2016, under Boxing News

By “Ice” John Scully

Steven Stokes, Marines vs Yamar Resto, Army at 1997 CISM Military Games

Steven Stokes, Marines vs Yamar Resto, Army at 1997 CISM Military Games


“Great fighter….he was one of the most complete technical amateur fighters I’ve ever seen.”

- 2000 U.S. Armed Forces 132 pound Champion Orlando Cordova, talking about Steven Stokes.

Over the course of my years as an amateur boxing coach I’ve been able to travel the country and see some of the biggest names in the sport as they’ve competed in regional and national tournaments well before they became known to boxing fans from all over the world. From the likes of Brian Viloria, Jeff Lacy and Jermain Taylor to Andre Ward, Andre Dirrell, Floyd Mayweather and many others, I’ve been lucky enough to have seen them at the relative beginning of their development .

I’ve also gotten to witness even more many talented and accomplished boxers perform in the very same rings who for one reason or another didn’t quite reach the professional heights of the formerly named. Some of them didn’t sign with the right manager or promoter who could bring them where they wanted to go and where their talents maybe should have brought them, some simply never panned out as professional fighters while others simply never turned professional. (continue reading…)

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