CHAMPS: Four Tulsa amateur boxers recently won championship belts from the “5th Annual Battle in Big D,” Aaron Sloan, head coach and owner of Tulsa’s Engine Room Boxing Gym announced. Jerimiah Milton (24 yrs, 201+lbs, Engine Room,) Eddie Oaks (31 yrs, 152 lbs, Engine Room,) Joqua McLendon (26 yrs, 165 lbs, Engine Room,) and Neida Ibarra (23 yrs, 125 lbs, Tulsa Boxing Gym) each won his/her respective weight division at the Boxing sanctioned tournament hosted by the Dallas (Police Activities League.) Andre Brown (23 yrs, 152 lbs, Engine Room) received a silver medal. The boxers competed alongside close to 700 amateur fighters from across the country at this event.
“We are so proud of all of our Tulsa boxers,” said Coach Aaron Sloan. “They held their own against great competition from all over the U.S. Our fighters were 10 and 2 overall, and we’re pleased to be bringing home four championship belts and one silver medal.”
The Police Athletic/Activities League is a youth mentoring program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. Boxing is a cornerstone program of the Dallas since 1961.
In the photo, front from left are coaches Aaron Sloan and Danny Skipper. In back are, from left, Ron Gamble, Andre Brown, Jocqua Mclendon, Eddie Oakes, Jeremiah Milton and Alycia Hawkins.