While visiting the LUVVITT booth at CES 2013 and I met up with former WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz and undefeated Super Featherweight and current NABF Super Featherweight Champion Diego Magdaleno.
The two boxers were just a few of the featured guests of LUVVITT.
I know when you hear boxers you think “Brawn no Brains”. However after interviewing these two boxers I got a difference sense.
Both boxers are from humble backgrounds and both carry themselves like very grounded champions. It was a very eye-opening (at least for me) interview to say the least. To be in the spotlight and still be level headed is a hard feat for most young people at this age however these two young gentlemen struck me as being very gracious and very mature.
Victor gives back to the community by mentoring young people with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization. He is very passionate about being a spokesman for this organization due to the fact that he relates to a lot of the kids there.
Victor's advice for anyone wanting to pursue boxing is to make sure it is something you want to do and at the very least must give it no-less than 110% however if you have any doubt then you may want to focus on education or a different career path. Victor says this is a tough industry. He also stated that boxing is known as a poor man's sport and that some individuals think that it is their only way out of poverty however if your heart is not totally committed then it may not be the right move. Victor ended by saying “whatever you decide Be the Best at what you decide to do.”
I also spoke with the undefeated Diego Magdaleno a Vegas local and he stated that being of Mexican descent he had two choice soccer or boxing. Since he did not like soccer his ultimate choice was boxing. Like many boxers it came natural to him and he seen that he was good at it.
Diego mentioned that he gets his lion heart from his mother and today he is 23 fights undefeated in his weight class.
As for me, this interview honestly has changed my view of many boxers. I mean I enjoy boxing but I now see that there is more to boxers than just punches and knockouts.
For these two young gladiators/entrepreneurs there is not only passion but compassion, conviction, and aspiration. On behalf of HicksNewMedia and me, we wish these two young men all the best and hope to chat with them in the near future.