Tuesday, August 25, 2015
"Ralph is a good fighter," Alan said. "Too bad he's leaving tomorrow." It was Ralph's (wearing the blue hoodie in the photo) last day at Loyola Park. He's flying home to attend college, where he will major in international economics and law. Alan wished he could have gotten more fights for him.
I learned there will be a show fight somewhere on Ravenswood, but I don't know if there will be any slots for younger fighters. I'm planning to take some of my fighters to Harrison Park later this week for another Chicago Park District boxing show. Kishaun is up for it.
His cousin Derrick needs to control his temper, however. Last week, Kishaun got the better of a sparring session between him and Derrick. Despite Rocky, Derrick Sr., and myself telling Derrick to keep his emotions out of it, the boy stormed out of the gym afterwards.
The summer session is now officially over as of last week, and I'm looking forward to fall. I want to take my fighters to the upcoming boxing shows at Loyola Park, Simons Park, and Humboldt Park. I'm very pleased that summer camp is done, so I don't have to deal with that set of kids vandalizing my gym, at least until next year.