By Reynaldo Sanchez: Isiah Thomas 9-0-0 (5 KO’s) returned after spending nearly two years out of action. The 23-year cruiserweight made his last fight # 8 October 6, 2010 at BB King Club in New York, and achieved a victory by unanimous decision in 6 rounds fight against Anthony Petrantonio. After that fight, the fighter disappeared from the boxing scene for a period of 21 months.
This year, specifically on July 21 on the Billboard World Class Boxing held at the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida, the fighter who recently signed a contract with Acquinity Sports. We saw him return to face Reggie Pena, whom Thomas defeated by TKO in the second round.
Days ago, we were watching his performance in the gym and saw that at this stage, the young man is committed to his team and his handlers. We feel that this fighter is focused and with a little more time will be surprising his fans in Detroit and Florida.
Isiah Thomas entered professional boxing with the endorsement of having achieved a world title in the amateur boxing ranks. His parents Alex and Veronica took a very young Isiah, to the famous Emmanuel Stewart Kronk gym in Detroit As a child Isiah’s parents took him Monday through Friday to watch hours of training. This is what we do, “says the father of Thomas, Mr Alex. “If we do not enter the ring, we do not eat, “implying that boxing is part of the nature to him and his son.
Thomas began boxing on his twelfth birthday. After the accidental death of his little brother and his best friend, Alan, Veronica Thomas said his son needed something to occupy his time and help with their loss. Veronica states that at first she was on the edge about her son fighting. She also confesses that prior to his fights she always takes a moment and goes to the restroom to calm her nerves.
At his last fight on July 21st, Isiah Thomas’s parents, Alan and Veronica, were in close contact, constantly encouraging their son. At the time the referee stopped the fight to declared Isiah Thomas 9th win. Isiah exploded with contagious joy and thanked the people who accompanied him through his journey.
For now, Thomas trains in the city of Deerfield Beach and prepares to get in shape for his next fight. We feel that at this stage of his career, with more concentration and enthusiasm with his training, we can expect more of this young talent within the cruiserweights.