I was at gym last Saturday and talked to Chris Gordon the gym owner and proprietor and Mike Diamant a trainer and regular at the gym. It is always great talking to them about Boxing or anything else.
I then watched a sparring session between a young pro that Chris Gordon says is “probably the best prospect in Jacksonville right now” his sparring partner was a Sailor off of the USS IWO JIMA which is home-ported at Naval Station Mayport. The young prospect’s name is Canton Miller Jr. (C.J.) who is 2-0 (1 KO) as a pro and campaigns as a Super Featherweight. His next figght is against Jamaine Ortiz (2-0) on February 4 at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The young Sailor he was sparring with was Donnel Childs who recently had his amateur debut. Donnel is married, with two kids. He is a Third Class Petty Officer (Fire Control Technician}. Both C.J. and Donnel are good kids and if they are examples of what boxing has to offer today, then we are doing just fine.
Also, before I close I wanted to give a shout out to Ryan Allen another young pro who I have known for about six years now. Ryan is a featherweight and is now 2-0-1 (1 KO) all three of his fights took place in Tijuana Mexico, but don’t let that fool you, he is Headstrong Boxer too. Well that’s all for now, till next time…
Al Iannacone Sr.