HOUSTON – Former Skilled Boxing Champion Maurice “Termite” Watkins has signed an Unique Administration cope with Expertise Administration Agency Liner Leisure Group Inc in Houston, Texas.
Maurice “Termite” Watkins is a former boxer from Houston, Texas. Nicknamed Termite, he was born right into a household that was within the insect killing enterprise, and he’s an expert fumigator.
Watkins turned skilled as a boxer on Might 21, 1974, beating Cesar Cortez by knockout in spherical one in Houston. Via his profession, Watkins fought a few of the finest fighters within the Light-weight and Jr. Welterweight divisions.
Maurice “Termite” Watkins all the time beloved an excellent battle. With a nickname like Termite and being a scrawny little child, he was provided many alternatives. From the age of 10 years outdated his ardour was to be a champion. He realized that dream many occasions over by changing into our nation’s first 16-year-old Golden Gloves Champion (with an newbie report of 128 wins and 10 losses), by changing into an expert boxer (with a report of 58 wins, 5 losses, 2 attracts, and 48 knock-outs), and by concluding his profession with a battle for the coveted world title!
After the assaults of 9/11, Termite felt an amazing need to assist our army – he believed it was a calling of God – to serve his nation. He requested what he may do for his nation. The shocking reply was pest management, the enterprise he’d realized as a toddler from his father. The coalition wanted somebody to enter Iraq to rid army camps of snakes, scorpions and bugs so Termite headed to Iraq.
Via a collection of occasions, he was quickly requested to educate and qualify the Iraqi boxing workforce for the 2004 Olympics. He impressed the world and can encourage you as effectively, along with his story of unimaginable perseverance overcoming daunting obstacles as he helped Iraq attain their Olympic goals!
After the Olympics, Termite returned to Houston and relative normalcy: working a day job and persevering with to coach native boxers at his private Gymnasium. Life remained principally calm. Then got here the COVID-19 pandemic and a enterprise journey to Dallas in early March, and swiftly all the pieces stopped… With the grace of God Termite recovered and proceed to work.
Together with mentoring youngsters at present, he continues to encourage and inspire by way of talking engagements through-out the nation.
Termite’s fought for world championships, battled habit, beat COVID-19 and even educated Iraqi boxers for the Olympics has caught the eyes and ears of Sylvester Stallone’s manufacturing firm, Balboa Productions, and they’re making a function movie targeted on Termite’s life. The Script is presently being written. Date and Time of launch TBD… so keep tuned.