AVENEL — Malik Nelson of Avenel started boxing at the age of 5. He had his first amateur fight at 10 years old at the 60-pound weight class. He is the 2010 NJ Silver Gloves Champion and won the 2011 Silver Gloves Regional Championship.
Nelson, who boxes out of the Five Star Boxing Gym in Plainfield, is the 2011 New Jersey LBC Jr Olympic Champion at the 65-pound weight class. He is the 2011 NJ State JR Golden Glove Champion and will represent New Jersey at the 2011 National JR Golden Glove Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 21-24.
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