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TSU Boxing Club KO’s the Heroes Back To School Bash

Written by on August 29, 2021

Brandon Blackwell receives instruction from Coach Lawrence Blackwell before boxing match.

By: Karina Hollingsworth

Think twice before you get in the ring with TSU Boxing Club’s Brandon Blackwell.

Weighing in at a sturdy 201 pounds the boxer is known for his height, long arm reach and the power in his punch.

The power behind Blackwell’s punch was heavily felt at the Heroes Back to School Bash benefiting students in need on August 21.

Blackwell’s opponent Jimmy Gonzalez was not ready for the power in his hands.

In a quick 45 seconds Gonzalez was knocked down twice.

Gonzalez struggled on the ropes after Blackwell struck him with a stinging overhand left.

Gonzalez was ultimately knocked out when Blackwell hit him with a powerful right hook.

“It felt great,” Brandon Blackwell said. “It was my first time KO’ing somebody and it felt good.”

Brandon Blackwell

TSU Boxing Club coach Lawrence Blackwell was pleased with Brandon’s performance in the ring.

“Brandon had enormous energy and aggression,” Lawrence Blackwell said. “He met aggression with aggression, and I thought that was good.”

The 7th ranked collegiate fighter in the nation believes any goal can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

“Being a boxer takes hard work,” Brandon Blackwell said. “Anything takes hard work if you want to be the best. If you work hard the results will follow.”

All proceeds from the Heroes Back to School Bash will go to buying school supplies for kids in need in the Houston area.

Over $10 thousand dollars was raised during the charity boxing match.