Firestone's Denson on the Road to His Dream

'Geeked' About Being in the Ring
Posted on 02/06/2020
Image of Tyshawn Denson(George Thomas for Beacon Journal)

Tyshawn Denson’s goals weren’t too lofty.

The now 16-year-old Akron boxer said nearly two years ago he wanted to eventually fight professionally in the sport known as the “sweet science.”

A Firestone High School student, Tyshawn took a huge step in that direction in December when he earned a spot on USA Boxing’s Youth High Performance Team by taking first place in the USA Boxing Youth National Championship and Junior Open in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as a featherweight (125 pounds).

He will leave for Colorado Springs, Colorado, on March 3 and train until departing for Botevgrad, Bulgaria, for the Emil Jechev Memorial Tournament, which begins March 16. Read more here >>.

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