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J.B.
07-14-2010, 07:07 PM
With the USA National Championships starting up this week I was reading up on the preliminary fights and I came across a fighter who happens to be from my hometown of Joliet IL, and graduated from the same high school as me. He won his first preliminary fight yesterday at 152 pounds.

Alex Martin

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2010-07/54926569.jpg

Here is an article from the Chicago Tribune that they actually just posted today, but I came across his name over on Boxingscene.com http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/ct-x-s-might-punch-0714-20100714,0,1188678.story?page=1

I always gotta support the guys from Crest-Hill/Joliet, so here's to seeing Martin make it to the 2012 Olympic Games! :)

logrus
07-14-2010, 08:15 PM
With the USA National Championships starting up this week I was reading up on the preliminary fights and I came across a fighter who happens to be from my hometown of Joliet IL, and graduated from the same high school as me. He won his first preliminary fight yesterday at 152 pounds.

Alex Martin

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2010-07/54926569.jpg

Here is an article from the Chicago Tribune that they actually just posted today, but I came across his name over on Boxingscene.com http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/ct-x-s-might-punch-0714-20100714,0,1188678.story?page=1

I always gotta support the guys from Crest-Hill/Joliet, so here's to seeing Martin make it to the 2012 Olympic Games! :)

Nice find, Hes got my support...

Llamafighter
07-14-2010, 11:01 PM
Awesome. I'll support him too!

J.B.
07-15-2010, 08:11 PM
Alex picked up another victory yesterday in the quarter-finals


152 lbs: Alex Martin, Joliet, IL dec. Michael Morales, Pittburg, CA, 10-7

http://usaboxing.org/news/2010/07/12/monday-july-12-bout-sheets/37182?ngb_id=9

J.B.
07-16-2010, 07:19 AM
He won again today

152 lbs: Alex Martin, Joliet, Ill., dec. Shakor Jackson, Newark, N.J., 4-2

He will go on to face Errol Spence from Texas in the Finals this weekend.

logrus
07-16-2010, 04:22 PM
Very nice,

J.B.
07-19-2010, 06:36 AM
Alex lost in the finals.... :sad: