By Scott Johnson
TUPELO, MISS - Hamilton athlete Jamie Colburn, 17, a recent Hamilton High School graduate, lost his first competitive boxing match on June 12.
But Colburn says he’s eager to get back inside the ring.
Colburn faced off with a seasoned amateur boxer, Elijah Williams of Tupelo, in the TCB Fights BIG Time Boxing night, held at the Tupelo Furniture Market, which coincided with the city annual Elvis Festival.
I-Deal Boxing Trainer Cody Harris said Colburn held his own in the first of three rounds. He said the boxer was gassed round two, and the ref called off the fight due to Colburn showing substantial exhaustion.
“He never quit trying to move,” Harris said, commending Colburn.
The local boxer offered his thanks to all those who have supported him.
“I got in there with a much more experienced fighter,” he said.
Colburn plans to enter his next fight in September in Oxford, Miss.
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