TEAM PROFILE: The club
currently has 13 active boxers. This number traditionally increases with the start of fall classes, the end
of football in November and the approach of the Golden Gloves tournament in spring. The average age of the club's boxers
is usually around 21 years of age.
The all-time record of our current active boxing team is 22-11
(67%). We have five Golden Gloves champions on our
team, J. J. Budde, Mike Durham, Matt Gough, Matt Reed and Nick McReynolds.
Our newest champions are 14 year-old Nick McReynolds who won
the 2008 Intermediate Division championship (110 pounds) and 24 year-old Matt Reed who won the 2008 Junior Open Division championship
(132 pounds) at the 2008 Indiana Golden Gloves.
Here are boxers currently or recently affiliated
with the club:
SUBNOVICE CHAMPION 2004
OPEN RUNNER-UP 2005
Mike is a terrific young boxer from Evansville. He was runner-up in the 2005 Golden Gloves 125 pound
open division and won the 2004 Golden Gloves championship in the 132 pound sub-novice division.
He has amassed a 6-2 amateur record in just the last year and a half. Mike successfully spars with boxers
40 to 50 pounds heavier. He is 21 years old (b. June 1985). He recently became the proud father
of a baby girl and continues to spar with the team. He plans to resume boxing, probably at 141 pounds, in
the next year.
Indianapolis Won-WO Ronnie Cruz
04/15/04 Indianapolis Won-WO Nathan Scarlett
Indianapolis Won 3-0 --- Artega
10/23/04 Bowl. Green Won 3-0 --- Whitting
12/04/04 Louisville Lost 1-2 Ron Cruz (141 lbs.)
Indianapolis Won 3-0 Chad Kauffman
Indianapolis Lost 1-4 Jason Jimenez
Lexington Won 2-1 Rafael Ramirez
132 JR. OPEN JUNIOR OPEN CHAMPION
Matt is 24 years old (b. Aug. 1983) and
is a native of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, where he graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1998. While at MVHS, Matt played
basketball and wrestled, winning the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference Wrestling Championship at 103 pounds in his
senior year. He served in the Army for two years (2001-02) and now lives in Evansville where he owns an auto dealership,
Reed Automotive, and works for Insight Cablevision. Matt is married to wife, Megan, and has three children, a daughter,
age 4, and two boys, ages 3 and 3 months. He started boxing with the E.B.C. in the winter of 2008 and hoped to have
his first bout in the 132 pound junior open division of the Golden Gloves, but won the championship unopposed. No
one in the state would step up!! Matt had is ring debut on July 26, 2008, at a local show in Evansville, retiring his
opponent with two punches 20 seconds into round one.
04/10/08 Indianapolis Won
Won ret. Chad Denton
Lost 0-3 Jason Nebele
110 INTERMEDIATE INTERMED. CHAMPION 2008
is 14 years old (b. Mar. 1994) and is a native of Evansville, Indiana. He attended eight-grader
at Perry Heights Middle School and will attend Reitz High School in the fall of 2008. He is 5' 7" tall and
110 pounds and competes in two bowling leagues. Nick is a tenacious young boxer with long reach and a crisp and highly
effective counterpunching style. He has a 4-2 record, badly bloodying his opponent (three fight stoppages)
in his first loss and losing to a vastly more experienced boxer in the other loss. On April 3, 2008, Nick
won his first state title, the 2008 Indiana Junior Golden Gloves Championship, in the intermediate (age 13-14) division
at Tyndall Armory in Indianapolis in front of 1,400 people ... a unanimous 5-0 decision in which he eight-counted his opponent
Nick joined the team in September
2007 and already has 7 bouts, the most among all active Evansville boxers, and 4 victories. He will eligible for the
Indiana Golden Gloves tournament in the spring of 2011.
Indianapolis Won-3-0 C. Kregor
01/19/08 Indianapolis Lost 0-3 Cody Bennett
03/01/08 Whitesville Won 3-0 Travis Birckler
04/03/08 Indianapolis Won 5-0 Fred Wallace
04/26/08 Terre Haute Lost 0-3 McKinney
07/26/08 Indianapolis Won 3-0 John Napier
09/21/08 Bloomington Lost 1-2 Hud Mellencamp
165 JUNIOR OPEN
Erik joined the club in September 2008 and is an energetic and impressive new addition with crisp punching ability.
Erik will turn 22 this fall (born Nov. 1986) and is a senior at the University of Evansville where he is double-majoring
in psychology and sociology with criminal justice specialization. He seeks a career in law enforcement after college
and currently works for Bob's Gym in Evansville.
Erik hails from Carmi, Illinois, where he graduated from Carmi High School in 2005 and played on Carmi's
greatest-ever varsity football team, a team that went undefeated during the regular season and reached the Elite
Eight of the Illinois high school football championship.
Erik is 5' 8" tall and will box in the highly competitive 165 pound weight class. He has no prior
boxing experience although he is a skilled marital artist with specific training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Tae Kwan
WOMEN'S OPEN ILLINOIS CHAMPION
Jennifer is from Chicago, Illinois, where she is a two-time Illinois Golden Gloves champion.
Her bio will be added here soon.
before coming to EBC: 16-4
Bloomington Won 3-0 Tammy Griffin
James "J. J." Budde
JR. OPEN CHAMPION 2005
NOVICE CHAMPION 2006
J. J. is from Evansville and graduated from Reitz High School. He has boxed Golden Gloves in both the junior
open and novice divisions and has now completed his amateur career with a 9-3 record and two consecutive Golden Gloves championships. In
January 2005, he lost a 2-1 split-decision to a more experienced boxer (8 fights) but followed that with four months
of intensive six-per-week workouts and sparring sessions. His hard work paid off with three unanimous victories at the 2005 Golden
Gloves and a championship jacket in the 152 pound junior open division, the tournament's largest division with 9
boxers. At the 2006 Golden Gloves, he won a second championship jacket in the 152 pound novice division.
With over 63 minutes of ring time in 12 bouts, he has is the most experienced current Evansville boxer. J.
J. completed two years of art studies at the University of Southern Indiana and is now pursuing a firefighting career
at Ivy Tech in Evansville. He works for a stained-glass company in Evansville. In 1993, J. J. finished
third in his age division (11-12) in a national karate competition. He was born on February 11, 1981. J.
J. does not plan to box anymore but is still in top shape and often spars with the team. He and his wife,
Ryan, were married on May 6, 2006.
Indianapolis Lost 1-2 Recardo Martinez
04/14/05 Indianapolis Won
5-0 Jose Guterez
Indianapolis Won 5-0 Jarrod Richeson
Indianapolis Won WO Martin Valdez
Indianapolis Lost 0-3 Abdullah Johnson
Lexington Won 2-1 Jesse Diaz
Lexington Won 2-1 Jack Howard (1)
Lexington Won 3-0 Josh Maine
Lexington Lost 1-2 Jack Howard (2)
Indianapolis Won-Ret 2 ----
Lexington Won 3-0 William Ellen
Indianapolis Won WO unopposed
SUPER HWT JR. OPEN
One of our newest members, David is 21
years old (b. Sep. 1986) and is a powerfully-built 6 foot 3 inches and 250 pounds. A native of Benin,
David came to the United States in 2005 and moved to Evansville where he continued his college studies at the University
of Evansville. He will graduate with a degree in computer engineering in December 2008.
David has played intramural soccer in
a defense position for three years and played club basketball for his school in France before coming to the U.S. He
joined the club in June 2008 and is looking forward to his first local show.
Trenton is 9 years old, and turns
10 in August. He hails from Enfield, Illinois, and has already earned a black belt in Tae Kwan
Do Karate, a sport in which he has participated for 2 1/2 years. Trenton is a student at Norrris City Elementary
School where he will enter fourth grade this fall.
Trenton had his first bout at a local show in Evansville on July 26th, a three-round
exhibition (not judged) against Louisville Legend's Charles Diggs. The bout was
an amazing exhibition of skills for both young boxers, each showing good
aggressiveness and style and each boxer 8-counting the other once. Given the fact that Trenton has trained for
only one month, his performance was a phenomenally promising start to his amateur boxing career!
07/26/08 Evansville Exhibition C. Diggs
178 SUBNOVICE SUBNOVICE RUNNER-UP 2007
Chuck is a resident of Evansville, Indiana,
and is 19 years old. He graduated from Reitz High School in 2005 where he had an extensive and successful
high school wrestling career. He is currently a student at Indiana State University. Chuck chose the toughest
venue of all for his first bout, a unanimous, but close, loss by judges' decision on April 12, 2007 in
the finals of his division, but won his next bout at John Cougar Mellencamp's show in Bloomington.
04/12/07 Indianapolis Lost
0-5 Korey Davis
09/21/08 Bloomington Won 3-0
Amber is 24 years of age and is from Washington, Indiana, where she graduated from Washington High School. She
currently works and lives in Princeton, Indiana, and had her boxing debut at 125 pounds in the 2007 Indiana Golden
Gloves where she lost a close split-decision to an experienced boxer, Amanda Morgan.
Amber aspires to become an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
03/22/07 Indianapolis Lost 1-4 Amanda Morgan
04/28/07 Whitesville Lost 0-3 Shelly Stevens
178 JUNIOR OPEN
Jason is a resident of Evansville,
Indiana, and is 20 years old. He graduated from Mater Dei High School in 2005.
[Jason is a new boxer with the club. More
biographical information will be added within several weeks.]
Jason is 25 years of age and is from Whitesville, Kentucky. Jason used to box for the South Paw Boxing Club
in Owensboro, Kentucky, and is returning to amateur boxing after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years.
[Jason is a new boxer with the club. More biographical information will be added within several weeks.]
7 bouts prior to Marine Corps service
152 JUNIOR OPEN
Nathan is 19 years old (b. Feb.
1988) and is a native of Evansville, Indiana. He graduated from Reitz High School in 2006. He is currently
a freshman majoring in political science at the University of Southern Indiana. He has done a lot of acting with school
and community theater groups and plays of lot of ultimate frisbee.
Nathan joined the team in January 2007
is a new boxer with the club.
178 JUNIOR OPEN
Mike is a 178 pound junior open boxer
from Owensboro. He is 21 years old (born March 4, 1985)
and is a 2003 graduate of Owensboro Catholic High
School where he was a pitcher on the baseball team. He
is studying nursing at Owensboro Community College. Mike's lost a very close decision on some judges' cards at his first Golden Gloves
bout in 2007. His current record is 3-2.
Mike boxes with Tony Curtis at the Southpaw Boxing Club in Owensboro but trains
with the EBC during the summers.
/ -- /06 Richmond Won 3-0 Morgan Holmes
04/29/06 Whitesville Lost 1-2 Trent Findlay
06/24/06 Lexington Won
3-0 Mike Patterson
01/ -- /07 Whitesville Won
03/29/07 Indianapolis Lost 0-5
165 JUNIOR OPEN
Josh boxes in the 165 pound junior open division and is 26 years old. He is a 2000 graduate of Pike Central High
School in Petersburg, Indiana, where he was a four-year starter in wrestling and cross-country. He was Sectional
Champion in wrestling in 2000. Josh is currently a senior at the University of Southern Indiana where he is majoring
in exercise science. He was born in March,1981, and is noted for bold starts. He had his first bout in
the Golden Gloves in 2004 and, after a 30 month layoff, fought tough Alexander Brio to a split decision after being back
in the gym for only two short weeks. Then, just a week later, Josh won a bout.
03/25/04 Indianapolis Lost 0-5 Jose DeJesus
Lexington Lost 2-1 Alexander
Terre Haute Won 2-1 Steven Tucker
Whitesville Lost RSC-2 Felix Gonzalez
Niko is 12 years old (b. October
1994) and 5' 8" tall. He is new to the club, to Evansville and to amateur boxing.
Niko was born in Florida and recently
lived in Kentucky where he played football for the East Jessamine Middle School Jaguars. He currently lives in Evansville
and is in the 6th grade at Oak Hill Middle School. He loves 4-wheeling and will box at approximately
George is 30 years old (b. October 1976) and lives in Evansville. He is 5' 9" tall and weighs 178 pounds.
George was a track and football star at Central High School. He played tailback on the football team and was a
sprinter for the track team, running 100 and 200 meters (best times: 100 meters - 9.7, 9.9, 10.2, 10.5; 200
meters - 21.0) and the 400 meter relay. He was also a long-jumper.
OPEN CHAMPION 2002
OPEN RUNNER-UP 2004
Matthew is from Evansville and now boxes in the 132 pound open division. He started boxing at age 15
and is one of our best and most active boxers with 26 amateur bouts. Matthew won the 2002 Indiana
Golden Gloves open division championship at 132 pounds, received the award for Outstanding Open Boxer and went
on to the national tournament in Denver that year. He was runner-up in the Golden Gloves in 2003 and 2004
and has an overall record of 16-10. Matthew is from a boxing family. His brother boxed.
His cousin, Bobby, fought over 50 amateur bouts. His father, Don Gough, is our club's trainer.
09/06/97 Indianapolis Won dec.
11/12/97 Indianapolis Lost 1-2
03/08/00 Owensboro Won RSC --- Young
04/18/00 Indianapolis Lost dec. C. Bidwell
04/27/00 Indianapolis Won dec. Chris Gale
07/22/00 Louisville Won dec.
08/26/00 Lexington Won RSCH ---
10/29/00 Evansville Won dec.
04/05/01 Indianapolis Won dec. M. Johnson
04/21/00 Lebanon Won dec.
05/26/00 Lexington Won dec. Darryl
12/08/01 Evansville Won dec.
Lost 1-4 Raphael Hernandez
04/27/02 Evansville Won dec.
06/06/02 Indianapolis Won RSC J. Vo
Lost RSC Hector Saez
Won dec. ---
09/28/02 Indianapolis Lost dec. --- Simmons
11/23/02 Louisville Won dec.
01/11/03 Indianapolis Lost RSC C. Taylor
05/01/03 Indianapolis Won dec. Bobby Knight
05/15/03 Indianapolis Lost dec. Jon Rodgers-
12/07/03 Indianapolis Lost dec.
Evansville Lost 2-3 Josh Johnson
04/05/04 Indianapolis Won 5-0 Josh Johnson
Indianapolis Lost dec. --- Hutcherson
Cody is 19 years old (born March 8, 1988)
and will box for the club at 125 pounds in the subnovice division. A resident
of Norris City, Illinois, Cody is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence
County High School.
In high school, he played “ironman” football at both halfback and cornerback and also played point guard
on the basketball team and shortstop on the baseball team.
09/30/06 Lexington Lost RSC2 Israel
201 JUNIOR OPEN
Aaron is from Hazelton, Indiana
and is 28 years old (born July 3, 1978).
He graduated from Princeton Community High
School in 2000 after serving four years in the United States Marine Corps infantry division from
1996 to 2000 and seeing service in South America. Aaron
will box at 201 pounds in the junior open division.
125 JUNIOR OPEN
Mitch is 20 years old (born June 28, 1986)
and is from Evansville. A 2005 graduate of New Harmony
High School in New Harmony, Indiana,
Mitch has achieved a lifetime 75-7 record in high school and freestyle wrestling. He
is a four-time Evansville City tournament
champion and four-time Feeder System tournament champion. He finished third in
the Eastern Nationals in 1998 and won the Harrison Tournament at 119 pounds in 2004.
He also played three years of high school baseball and two years each of high school basketball and golf. He will box at 125 pounds in the junior open division.
119 SENIOR (JR. OLYMPIC)
Zack is new to the club and to Evansville. Originally from Redondo Beach, California,
Zack moved to Evansville in 2006 and is now a sophomore at Central
High School. He has wrestled at 112
and 125 pounds in middle and high school and will box at 119 pounds in the senior division (15-16 years old). He is 15 years old (born June 6, 1991).
165 JUNIOR OPEN
Justin is boxing in the 165 pound junior
open division. He is 21 years of age. He
graduated from Noblesville
High School in 2003 and helped lead his team to the Indiana High School Soccer
Tournament semifinals. Justin is currently attending the University
of Southern Indiana where he is studying biology. He had his first bout in
Indianapolis on October 28th and stopped his opponent in less than 2 minutes.
10/28/06 Indianapolis Won
RSC-1 Ryan Noland
Joey is 23 years old and a native of Princeton, Indiana. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and has been with
the club since 2003. Thus far, he has boxed in three Golden Gloves tournaments, the first two at
165 pounds and the 2005 Gloves at 152 pounds. A multi-sport athlete, Joey played Little League
and Babe Ruth baseball, city select soccer and Boys' Club basketball throughout his teens. He also climbed
the 14,147 foot high Maroon Bells ("Deadly Bells") in 2001. Joey graduated from A Beka Academy in 2003, completed
two years at the University of Southern Indiana and, in 2005, transferred to Indiana State University where he is
now a junior pursuing his B.S. degree in professional aviation and aerospace management. Joey is
a three-time recipient of Thomas Lyday boxing scholarships from the Indiana Golden Gloves and became a certified
Level I USA Boxing official in October 2004. He was born on March 2, 1984. He has had to discontinue boxing
to protect his aviation physical status.
04/24/03 Indianapolis Lost 0-5 Alex Suits
07/20/03 Evansville Won 3-0 Josh Ingram
04/23/04 Indianapolis Lost 0-5 Dave Pemberton
04/07/05 Indianapolis Lost 1-4 Shane Crawford
James Brown (1986-2006)
SUBNOVICE CHAMPION 2003
NOVICE CHAMPION 2005
James had an undefeated (4-0) amateur record and won two Golden Gloves jackets. He won the 2003 Golden Gloves subnovice
title at 178 pounds and won the 2005 Golden Gloves novice title at the same weight. His first bout lasted
just 51 seconds and half of that time was consumed by his opponent's two eight-counts. James defeated the heavyweight
(201) division champion in a matched bout at the 2005 Golden Gloves. He graduated from Gibson Southern High
School in 2005 and played both offensive tackle and middle linebacker on its football team. Following his senior
season, James was named to the 2004 All-Conference and All-County first teams and received honorable mention
honors on the All-State team. He also won the team's Ironman Award and was named MVP by his teammates. James
was a native of Owensville, Indiana, and entered the United States Marine Corps in June, 2005. He was
deployed to Iraq in June 2006. On November 2, 2006, James was killed by a sniper while standing post
at Observation Post Bears along "Michigan Avenue", the main highway between Fallujah and Ramadi in Al Anbar Province.
He was 20 years old. Please visit the James Brown memorial web site by clicking the link below.
04/24/03 Indianapolis Won-RSC1 Doug Nale
05/01/03 Indianapolis Won-WO Eric Detwiler
Won 4-1 Ricardo Rios (201)
JAMES BROWN MEMORIAL WEB SITE
Adam joined the team in January 2005 and is remarkably skilled for a beginner. In his opening bout, he upset a much
more-experienced and stronger opponent who knocked out opponents immediately before and after his meeting with Adam. Adam
is from Princeton, Indiana, is 6' 1" tall and fights in the 152 pound junior open division. He graduated from Princeton
Community High School in 2002 and, while in high school, lettered in cross-country, track, basketball and soccer. He has
completed studies at the University of Southern Indiana and at Vincinnes University. Adam lost a narrow
3-2 split decision in the 2005 Golden Gloves. He was born on June 10, 1983. Since 2005, Adam has played
bass guitar with Jason Clutter and the Broken Arrow Band, a very successful regional band.
Won 3-0 Jonathan Soto
Lost 2-3 Martin Valdez
Won 3-0 Saird Joyce
09/24/05 Lexington Lost
0-3 Jerry Massay
Lost 0-3 -- Gibson
178 NOVICE SUBNOVICE
Jacob (3-1) joined the club in February 2005 and upset an experienced boxer, Josh Vires, in his very first
bout. (Two weeks later, Vires knocked out his first round opponent in the Golden Gloves.) Jacob
next won his Golden Gloves debut with a stunning triple-8-count RSC of his opponent in the first round. Jacob is 6'
4" tall and fights in the 178 pound subnovice division. A native of Evansville, Jacob played hockey from
age 6 to age 16 and most recently played with the Evansville Blades and the Evansville Thunder. He also played
varsity soccer at Reitz High School. Jacob attended the University of Southern Indiana last year and played hockey
for the U.S.I. Ice Eagles before the team was discontinued. He is 20 years old (b. July 1986) and was
runner-up in the Golden Gloves 178 pound subnovice division in 2005.
Jacob resumed training with the club in April 2007 after a two-year absence and plans to box in the 2008 Golden
Won 3-0 Josh Vires
Won RSC-1 Jarred Cotterman
04/21/05 Indianapolis Lost
4-1 Dustin Hobson
Won 2-1 Dennis Ogboo
JR. OPEN CHAMPION 2002
Barry boxes in the 165 pound open division and won the 2002 Golden Gloves junior open title in that weight class.
He has an impressive amateur record of 6-2. He is returning to boxing after a two year layoff. Barry attends
Vincinnes University and was born on August 8, 1978.
prior record (6-1)
04/21/05 Indianapolis Lost 4-1 Tony Mahune
165 OPEN SILVER GLOVES
GLOVES CHAMPION 1988
SILVER GLOVES CHAMPION 1989
SILVER GLOVES CHAMPION 1990
JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPION 1989
JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPION 1990
JUNIOR OPEN CHAMPION 2000
Mike boxes in the 165 pound open division and is an incredible talent. He has an amateur record of 62-7 and his
last bout was a win at Newsome Center in July 2003. Mike is a two-time past Junior Olympic champion
(1989 and 1990), a four-time past Silver Gloves champion (1987, 88, 89 and 90), and a Golden Gloves champion in
the junior open division in 2000. Mike is our primary sparring trainer and instructor and is 32
record 1987-91 54 wins 6 losses
record 2000-05 8 wins 1 loss
62 wins 7 losses
152 JUNIOR OPEN
Nick is 6' 3" and currently boxes in the 152 pound junior open division. A native of Evansville, Nick was
born on May 13, 1982. He had a big win in Bowling Green last October and lost extremely narrow decisions
on points in Louisville in December 2004 and in Indianapolis in January 2005.
Bowl. Green Won 3-0 --- Manuel
12/04/04 Louisville Lost 0-3 Matthew Coleman
Indianapolis Lost 0-3 Shawn Kendall
152 JUNIOR OPEN
Steve boxes in the 152 pound junior open division. He has a 1-1 amateur record. Born on September 9,
1979, Steve is a wrestling coach at Princeton Middle School and an Assistant Wrestling Coach at Princeton Community High School.
07/20/03 Evansville Won RSC1 Keith Mahoney
04/01/04 Indianapolis Lost RSC2 Jose DeJesus
Brandon boxes in the 141 pound sub-novice division and has an 0-1 amateur record. He graduated from Princeton Community
High School in 2004 where he was a highly-ranked varsity wrestler in the 135 pound division. Brandon's wrestling
titles include the Corydon Invitational, two Big 8 Conference championships, and back-to-back post-season Sectional
championships in 2003 and 2004. He was also named to the Indiana State Wrestling Association Junior National
Team in 2004. Brandon is currently enrolled at Indiana State University and received a Tom Lyday boxing scholarship
from the Indiana Golden Gloves in 2004.
04/23/04 Indianapolis Lost RSCH1 David Lawson
FORMER EBC BOXERS
(INACTIVE WITH CLUB AS BOXER
OR TRAINER FOR MORE THAN 3 YEARS OR
CURRENTLY WITH OTHER CLUBS)
JR. OPEN CHAMPION 2005
Troy is a 165 pound junior open division boxer who started college studies at Indiana State University this past
fall. He is originally from Valparaiso, Indiana, and graduated from Valparaiso High School in 2003.
Before coming to Evansville, Troy fought for the Gary PAL Boxing Club in Gary, Indiana, and has a 4-0
amateur record, winning his first Golden Gloves crown in 2005 after a brutal and bloody three-round judges' 3-2 decision. He
is in fantastic condition and has to be run out of the gym. He does one-arm push-ups, monstrous 4 minute burnouts and phenomenal
speed bag work. He was born on July 21, 1983. After winning the 2005 Golden Gloves, Troy returned
to Valparaiso to work and trains again with the Gary PAL Boxing Club.
04 Gary Won RSC1 ---
------- 04 Gary Won RSC1
04 Gary Won 3-0
Indianapolis Won 3-2 Jimmy Campbell
Jarrod is from Princeton, Indiana, is 5' 9" tall, and fights in the junior open division at 152 pounds.
He had his first bout in March and lost very narrowly on points to a far more experienced opponent, but then shined
in his Golden Gloves debut two weeks later ... a 5-0 victory. Jarrod is a 2002 graduate of Princeton Community
High School where he played soccer and basketball. He has an associates degree from Vincinnes University in conservation
law. After leaving VU, he transferred to Indiana State University where he is now a junior pursuing a bachelor's
degree in criminology with a minor in psychology. He is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at ISU and was born
on October 7, 1983.
Lost 0-3 Edgar Valdez
Won 5-0 Mike Riley
04/21/05 Indianapolis Lost
0-5 J. J. Budde
06/25/05 Lexington Lost
1-2 Frank Masby
Lost 0-3 ---
Lost 1-4 Travis Welsh
Won 5-0 Michael Shields
Lost RSC-3 Sergio DeLeon
165 JUNIOR OPEN JR. OPEN RUNNER-UP 2007
Jason is from Owensville, Indiana, and is 20 years of age. He is a 2005 graduate of Gibson Southern High
School where he lettered and started on the varsity football team for four years. He played "iron man" football at both linebacker
and offensive tight end and played on specialty teams. He also wrestled for Gibson Southern for one year and
received a varsity letter. Jason completed three semesters at Indiana State University in Terre Haute
and plans to resume his college studies at USI this fall with a major in business and finance. He started
boxing with the EBC in January, 2005. While at ISU, he trained with James Porter at the Sweat Box Boxing
Club in Terre Haute. Jason broke his leg playing football in late October 2005 and the injury kept him out
of the 2006 Golden Gloves. Since January 2007, Jason has been training with Danny Thomas at the
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Boxing Club in Evansville. He won his first amateur bout by unanimous decison at the Indiana
Golden Gloves on March 22, 2007, and won his second bout a week later in a stunning third-round comeback after being eight-counted
in each of the first two rounds. Jason was born on September 9, 1986, is 5 feet 11 inches tall and boxes at
Indianapolis Won 5-0 Jose Rebollar
Won Ret-3 Jamaal Williams
Lost RSC-1 Daniel Luna
NOVICE CHAMPION 2004
A very highly skilled boxer, John is 3-1 as an amateur and won the 2004 Indiana Golden Gloves title in the 141 pound
novice division. Originally from Tell City, Indiana, John has lived in Evansville since age 8. He graduated
from Evansville North High School where he played football, basketbal and baseball, A four-year
starter on the baseball team at pitcher and center fielder, John helped his team win State Runner-Up honors in 2002. John
works out with our club occasionally but currently boxes with Danny Thomas' East Side Gym in Evansville. He was
born on September 29, 1984, and is currently a freshman at the University of Southern Indiana.
Evansville Won 3-0 ---
04/15/04 Indianapolis Won 5-0 ---
04/22/04 Indianapolis Won RSC1 Ben Shockley
Indianapolis Lost 1-4 David Buggs
138 OPEN SILVER GLOVES CHAMPION 1989
SILVER GLOVES CHAMPION 1990
JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPION 1989
John is the club's most prolific and winningest former boxer. John fought in an amazing
150 amateur bouts from 1978 to 1988 (ages 8 to 17), winning 120 bouts and 45 of those by knockout! Boxing at 138
pounds, he won the Junior Olympics in 1986 and won the Silver Gloves in 1984 and 1985. He was also a
Golden Gloves open division runner-up in 1987 and 1988. He is originally from Evansville and graduated from Evansville
North High School in 1989 where he ran track. He received his Associates Degree and Qualified Medical Assistant certification
from Tennessee State University in 1991 and has worked as a QMA at Advantage Home Care in Indianapolis for 8 years.
He is presently engaged to Janice Davis and will be married on his birthday this July. John was born on July 20,
120 wins (45 by KO); 30 losses (1978-1988)
James is originally from Hazelton, Indiana, and attended Princeton Community High School where he was a wrestler.
He later moved to Evansville to attend college, graduating from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in political
science in 2005. James was born on August 19, 1979 and boxed with the club from 2000 to 2002. He is now hoping
to resume his amateur career and train for the 2007 Indiana Golden Gloves.
/ -- /00 Lexington Won Ret2 ---
/ -- /01 Indianapolis Won Ret2 ---
-- / -- /01
Indianapolis Lost Med1 ---
-- / -- /01
Lexington Won 3-0 ---
-- / -- /02
Evansville Won 3-0 ---