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- 2017 Novice Golden Glove Champion Matthew Fleming
- 2017 Novice Golden Glove Champion Stephen Naas
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- William Holland
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- LaVonte Earley (6-0)
LaVonte “The World Class Gentleman” Earley
“World Class comes from my belief in true quality at all times in every situation. Gentleman stems from my character, the man that I am, as well as the man I strive everyday to be. What is a Gentleman to me? I feel that its much more than just opening doors and saying please and thank you, even though chivalry does play a big part in who I am, it’s assuming the responsibility of being the absolute best version of yourself that you can be. In turn, having a positive effect on the ones around you. That’s what I’m all about.” ~WCG~
LaVonte “The World Class Gentleman” Earley was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout his younger years, he played every sport from baseball to football, without ever really finding a sport that felt like home. At 16 he was introduced to boxing at Charlotte Boxing Academy, training under Boxing Hall of Fame Coach Al Simpson, and immediately took to the sweet science. An ambidextrous athlete, he started out as a southpaw, later transitioning into a traditional orthodox stance. He went on to win his first Golden Gloves tournament at 17, and continued his amateur career to win the Golden Gloves a total of 5 times, as well as winning the Georgia Games tournament twice. Training with coach Head Coach Adam Esposito since 2014, LaVonte decided that he would take his craft to the next level. Turning professional in June of 2016, LaVonte is now 6-0.
William Holland was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. From an early age he developed a love for athletics. Basketball was his first love. Parks on every corner fed that passion in Brooklyn’s own Louis H. Pink house projects. He would quickly learn that you had to be strong of mind, as well as body. Studying oceanography at Beach Channel High School, William excelled at many sports. Never actually making his school’s basketball team, he would find success at indoor track and volleyball. But his passion became football. A 3 year varsity starter and senior Captain, he garnished such accolades as Queens all-star, All-city honors, and team MVP. He would eventually go on to play Collegiate football at Long Island University and Syracuse of Utica, respectively. As his senior year came to a close William was unsure where the next phase of life would take him but he decided to explore a journey that he felt was more tradition than destiny. At the age of 17, and not exactly with his mother’s blessing, William enlisted in the United States Army. Having come from a long line of military family (4 out of the 5 uncles that served as his father figures were in military) he felt it was time for him to add to the legacy. One of his uncles boxed for the Marine Corp, so it was nothing new to have a skillset with your hands. But he would develop a fever for the arts that would turn into a lifelong journey.
While in his travels William learned Army style combatives as a Drill Instructor. While in Iraq he studied Shotokan Karate, and earned his blue belt before completing his tour and coming back home. Transplanting from Brooklyn to Charlotte in 2005, he looked to continue honing his craft and feeding his hunger for the arts. Unable to find a Shotokan school in his new city, he dove into the Jiu-Jitsu world. It would be some years before things would turn full circle and he would return to the beginning discipline of boxing.
William began his career as a City of Charlotte firefighter on January 28, 2008. In 2013, famed coach and local boxing legend Coach Alvin Simpson propositioned the Charlotte fire department and other local first responder municipalities to a friendly boxing tournament to commemorate the events of 9/11. Answering the challenge for his department William took it upon himself to train seriously for the event. The result is that 4 years later he is still training. The boxing bug bit, and bit hard. Now under the tutelage of boxing Coach Adam Esposito, William is looking to take his craft to levels beyond measure and anchor Charlotte’s very first, first responder boxing club. As a 4M Fitness member, William Holland is one of a stable of talented amateur boxers, who along with their fellow pro boxers and under the craftsmanship of Coach Esposito, are looking to do great work in the ring and in the community that they serve.
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