Young Ceres boxer looks to keep perfect record in the ring
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January

By Stevie Adams / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


LINDA: BOXING IS IN HIS BLOODLINE. WIFE’S IT RUNS IN MY FAMILY. LINDA: HIS GRANDFATHER WAS A BOXER. HIS DAD IS ONE OF HIS COACHES. WHICH IS WHY IT WAS NO SURPRISE WHEN THE PINT-SIZE HUGE LIST BECAME PASSIONATE ABOUT FIGHTING. AT JUST SEVEN YEARS OLD, ANDRE FLOORS IS KNOWN FOR HIS FAKES AND STEP OVERS.>>THERE’S CERTAIN THINGS THAT ARE A NATURAL INSTINCT. LINDA: HIS TRAINER KNEW HE HAD A GIFT THE SECOND HE STEPPED INTO THE RING.>>HE CAME IN AND TRIED IT OUT. I WORKED WITH HIM FOR A FEW WEEKS. HE WANTED TO TRY SPARRING. LINDA: FLOORS FAULT WELL.>>I CONTINUE TO KEEP WORKING WITH AN. WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR, HE HAS ONLY WON A NATIONAL — A NATIONAL TITLE. LINDA: CAPTURING THE 65 POUND CROWN AT THE 50TH ANNUAL SILVER GLOVES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.>>WHEN THEY CALLED MY NAME AND HAS DEVELOPED, I JUST GOT SO EXCITED. LINDA: EXCITED, BECAUSE THE FOURTH GRADE HONOR ROLL STUDENT AT LAROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS NOW UNDEFEATED.>>HE’S ACTUALLY 30-0. HE HASN’T LOST A FIGHT YET. ANY REMARKABLE FOR A KID JUST STARTING OUT A YEAR AND HALF AGO. LINDA: ON HIS FATHER SAYS IT IS REMARKABLE THAT HE’S MADE IT THIS FAR.>>HE WAS BORN THREE POUNDS, SIX OUNCES — IMMATURE. I THINK HIS MOTHER HAD HIM AT 27 WEEKS. LINDA: A PREEMIE BORN ON THE FLOOR BOARD OF THE FAMILY’S CAR ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT.>>WE PULLED RIGHT UP TO DOCTORS AND SHE WAS, LIKE, OH, I’M HAVING HIM, I’M HAVING HIM. LINDA: AFTER HITTING ON — AFTER HANDING HIM OFF LIKE A TINY FOOTBALL TO THE HOSPITAL STAFF — >>BUDGET LITTLE TUBES AND WE KNEW THAT HE WOULD SURVIVE. HE WOULD BE A FIGHTER. IT’S ALL GODS DOING. LINDA: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU ARE IN THE RING?


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