Mac Allison III said he recently had a feast that he will never forget.
After a challenging evening of practice, the owners of the now famous Time 2 Grind Boxing Gym in Northeast Baltimore are regularly going home for youth training.
However, as he was closing the gym with three young men he had recently trained, Alison saw something that made him laugh.
“All three of them sat in their respective vehicles and went home,” Alison recalls. “It just made me sigh and smile.”
Mac Sinner Alison IV, Tyrell “Iron Soldier” Boyd and Malik Titus – all appear on the same card on Saturday, September 25 at the Darles Sportsplex in Sterling, Virginia.
Allison IV will enter the ring as lightly with 15 professional bouts under its belt. Boyd, a super middleweight, will compete for the third time as a supporter, while Titus, a veteran and veteran of the U.S. Army, will make his professional debut.
“I call them ‘triple threats,'” said Allison III – better known as Coach Allison. “It’s very exciting to see these kids become men. They’re fighting as professionals and I can’t be proud of all three on the same card. ”
The promoters have billed as “repayment of big-time professional boxing in the DMV”, the fight card is titled Dionte “Mr. Untouchable” Burtz, who will fight Juan Rodriguez in the welterweight bout, and on the card, Ricardo Wolsin will face Briant in the heavyweight showdown.
But for coach Allison, it’s all about his “triple threat”.
“I look at Terrell Boyd and he’s on weekends in the Army and in the Army, and both Mac and Malik went to Eastern Shore and graduated from high school.” “Boyd is a father who takes really good care of his son and the other two are hardworking. That’s Jim.”
Allison IV is from Baltimore, while the card is at least four DC original.
Coach Allison opened Time 2 Grind in 2015, but he worked as a mentor for many young people in the Baltimore area for many years.
He has trained dozens of boxers and helped countless others achieve their goals of living healthy and productive lives.
“It’s not just me – it’s the community,” said coach Alison.
“It really takes a village to raise children, and that’s what we’re working hard to accomplish here in Baltimore. We can’t really express how proud we all are of these young people we’ve seen grow from young children to young people, “he concluded.