Sometimes you can look at an amateur athlete, no matter what sport, and say to yourself, this athlete looks like a pro. Every boxing expert said that about, then amateur boxer, Jerry Odom. Odom had a wonderful amateur career. He was National Golden Gloves champion of 2012 and was given the Golden Boy trophy as the outstanding boxer in the tournament. “I was always told I had a professional boxing style, while fighter in the amateurs. I had to adjust to the amateur rules, because I always fought with the style of a pro,” said Odom, who won his pro debut with a first round knockout a few months ago. His second pro fight was ruled a no contest.
DC boxing Hall of Fame member, Gary Williams,www.boxingalongthebeltway.blogspot.com, says, “I think his future is very bright. Odom is a solid boxer with a lot of power. I see some great things from him as a pro.” Odom trains at the No Excuse gym in DC. He lost in the quarter finals at the Olympic trials. After his first round K O in his debut, Odom says, “My pro debut went exactly as I dreamed it would, with a first round knockout. I train really hard, so I am ready for 6 and 8 round bouts as soon as my trainers say so.” His opponent, in his debut, came out swinging wildly, but a calm and professional Odom took his time and pounded his opponent until the ref had no choice but to stop the fight.
DC boxing expert, JD Brown, takes it a step further when describing Odom, “I think he is a good prospect that will become a world champion.” Brown, a member of the DC Boxing Hall of Fame, should know. He is one of the premier boxing match makers in the DMV area and all over the country. He matched Odom in his pro debut. Odom, who goes under the knickname, “The King’s Son”, brings with him an accomplished amateur record, with several awards for his excellence. He will more than likely campaign as a super middle weight. People in the area have been waiting for Odom to turn pro and now they can’t wait for his name to be added to the many champions from Washington, DC. Please subscribe and read the other stories I have written.