Brooklyn Center Boxer Set for National Golden Gloves Tournament
Brooklyn Center boxer Jerred Bradford recently achieved a big goal by qualifying for the national Golden Gloves tournament.
Bradford won the 165-pound title at the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves to qualify for nationals.
His love for boxing started in middle school at Northview Middle School.
A counselor there learned of his passion for the sport and introduced Bradford to Osseo graduate and former super middleweight champion Caleb Truax.
A long lunchtime conversation with Truax steered Bradford to train with Ron Lyke, a veteran coach who has guided Truax through his career.
Bradford is a student of boxing, even watching old film of legendary fighters like Jack Dempsey and Rocky Marciano.
He hopes to be a pro fighter.
The national Golden Gloves is a big stepping stone toward that goal.
The national tournament starts August 15th in Tulsa, Oklahoma.