Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 02, 2014
Rock Blackwell Stats:
Name: Rock Blackwell
Alias: King, Sinatra, Hov
Profession: Professional Boxer, Athlete
Height: 5' 11
Weight: 185 lbs
Ethnicity: African American
Nationality: United States of America
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland (U.S.A)
Appearances: 2014 Grammy's, 2014 Oscar's
Annual Net Income: 7.2 Million (Beginning of 2015 calendar)
The athletes who inspire us most are those who face more than the typical challenges of training and competition. These iconic athletes are the ones who summon the courage and determination to overcome other barriers as well. In doing so, they have inspired others to find their own hidden strengths.
It takes an incredible amount of dedication and hard work to be a boxer. Rock Blackwell has overcome huge adversity and is on the path to a world championship as well as the fame and fortune that comes along with it.
The boxing Sinatra "Rock Blackwell" at first glance, may not appear to be the typical American boxer. With his charming smile and gravitating personality, Blackwell possesses an excellent marketing value that’s missing from most young fighters. A good looking, exciting American boxer who wins in impressive fashion, Blackwell possess all the traits necessary to make himself a marketing goldmine. Even better, he has a sizeable fan base and is set to fight on a premier network in the coming months
Blackwell displays everything you could ask for from a young fighter; crazy hand speed, power, skills, Philly shell defense, poise, a dynamic style, and a dash of showmanship. As a 5-foot-11 boxer-puncher, Blackwell is muscular and compact. He sits down on his punches, has excellent footwork and displays what boxing analyst astutely describes as a "high responsible" level of defense considering his explosive offensive arsenal. Although Blackwell has yet to display one-punch knockout power, Blackwell overwhelms with angles, suffocating combinations and, yes, unrivaled speed.
Rock also has the pedigree and decorated amateur background to warrant lofty expectations. A reported 156 bouts, losing only 28 of them. After turning pro, Blackwell built a record of 15-0 in the IBL (International Boxing League), an international boxing tournament outside of the ABC, compiling impressive victories in Scotland and in Spain.
On March 5th, 2014 Blackwell's team received written confirmation from the World Boxing Union, confirming that Rock was ranked the number one contender for their WBU America's and WBU Intercontinental title. The blue chip boxer also placed 10th in the world ranking's for their light-heavy weight world championship.
More than a boxer, Rock Blackwell has commonly been described as having the true heart of a champion and a symbol for perseverance and determination. Many pro athletes start scholarships or give money to local charities, and Blackwell does so as well. However, for Blackwell, it’s more for liberating others, than self-recognition.
“A lot of athletes lend their names to charitable causes, and that’s great,” said Blackwell. “But seldom does an athlete pour his soul into communities, go into the trenches and get personal with the people. Wins, losses, and titles don't make you a champion, what you do for your fellow man makes you a champion"
2015 is set to be a huge year for the American star, closing a multi-million dollar deal, which will net the Baltimore native 7.2 million in annual salary, by far becoming the richest boxer in the history of the charm city.