Meet 11-year old boxer, Jamir Robertson or as people like to call him by his nickname, “Lil Future”. PHL17’s David Grzybowski visited Lil Future at NFF Boxing gym in North Philadelphia.
“I love boxing because of my dad. Everything I is do is because of him,” Lil Future said.
Lil Future’s boxing career started when he was just 5 years old from going to the gym with his father and coach Mark Robertson.
“I would say I taught him defense first as baby so I figured no kid should box if they don’t have the fundamentals of knowing how to defend themselves,” Mark Robertson said.
Lil Future learned quickly increasing his training from 2 to 3 times a week, he’s now the second best 11-year-old boxer in the country.
“Lil future is preparing for the future. He is preparing his body. He is preparing his mind with me as his strength and conditioning coach and his father as his boxing coach we are helping him with that,” Ofa Donaldson said, owner and trainer at NFF Boxing.
Lil Future has event caught attention from professional boxers Andre Ward, Philly’s own Danny Swift Garcia and the executioner himself Bernard Hopkins.
“It is great because he is a champion. It’s fun talking to a boxer. He was telling me the stuff that he knows. He was telling me to keep my hands up and stuff telling me to how I throw punches how my feet are supposed to be.
by:David Grzybowski/ PHL17
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