Baltimore, MD (May 2, 2013) – Baltimore Boxing & Fitness’ middleweight sensation Jerome Featherstone is headed to Salt Lake City, UT for the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions.
The tournament begins May 13 at the Salt Palace Convention Center and tickets are available by going to smithstix.com/events/item/root/national-golden-gloves-tournament-may-13.
A local high school wrestling legend at Maryland’s Boys Latin High School, Featherstone took up boxing a few years back following an excelling as a collegiate wrestle for the University of Oklahoma. Defined by trainer Jake Smith as one of the top natural talents he’s seen, Featherstone earned his way to the nationals by winning the 165 pound Golden Gloves title, besting top fighters from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and the Marines.
“It’s incredible how far he’s come in such a short period of time,” stated Smith, a former prizefighter who is a member of the DC and Maryland Boxing Hall of Fames. “Jerome first entered the gym not even a year and a half ago and now he’s headed to the National Golden Gloves to compete against the top fighters in the country. I believe he’ll continue to win en route to bigger and better things at the next level.”