Augusta, Ga. (WJBF) – After ten years in the professional boxing ring, Justin said, “The Chosen Deloch retired from the ropes. He finished with 19 wins, five losses and 10 KO’s
“I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot that you know in the boxing world, and the city community has a lot of people following me and watching me progress in the sport. “One thing I always like to point out is that they have seen me achieve my dreams,” says DeLoach.
Deloch’s last victory was in It was in August 2020, when he suffered a first-round loss to then-undefeated fighter Livan Navarro. That same year, he suffered a 9th round TKO to Lithuanian Olympian Imantas Stanionis in November.
“I compare my boxing career to my life, nothing is easy. If you look at my career, I’ve fought a lot of tough fights and I’ve beaten a lot of people, and I’ve lost a couple, but that’s just life. Every time I get up.”
In the year Before turning professional in 2013, Justin got his first taste of boxing at the age of eight. He then became one of the best amateur boxers in the country.
At the age of 13, he won the National Silver Glove title. He appeared in the 2012 USA National Boxing Championships. He compiled an outstanding amateur record of 41-5.
“I’m one of those guys with a great amateur history, and it feels good to be one of the big guys in boxing and to break barriers, to show my generation that you can do it,” DeLoach said.
Early in his career, he said Augusta world champion boxers Paul Williams and Vernon Forrest inspired him to one day become great.
“I’ve worked hard for this, you have to understand when it comes to the boxing world, it’s three fighters in town that have done what I’ve done. I’m one of those three; me, Vernon and Paul as the mainstream. It’s something we’ve worked very hard for, because we’ve had a good amateur history,” he said. He added.
And as they once were for him, he wants to be an inspiration for the next crop of fighters coming out of Augusta.
“I’m not retiring from the sport because I’m retiring from being in the ring. I’m looking forward to opening a real gym for the city, a real gym for the community and also these kids need it.
DeLoach continued, “A lot of kids might not want to wrestle, but they can always have a home, so I’m looking to create a gym. I’m looking for any sponsors and donations, and we’ve got Doc Championship Gym down the road for anyone who wants to help out at the gym.