BALTIMORE (WJZ) — To be a warrior within the ring is to be one outdoors of it. Laurel’s Demond Nicholson from Upton Boxing is each bit.
It’s Could 10 2019. His kidneys failed after a weigh-in. He virtually died. However the comeback is right here and it’s quickly to be a knockout.
“My final 2 fights, I actually wasn’t 100% nonetheless,” he stated. “My physique, my thoughts, all the pieces however now that I’m 100!p.c, I noticed what I put myself by.”
Coach Calvin Ford is main the way in which.
“Getting this chance is actual massive as a result of the sky is the restrict if he does his job,” Coach Ford stated.
Certainly one of Nicholson’s jobs since being sick was being an envoy for the Nationwide Kidney Basis. He plans to symbolize them on his shorts and masks. However first, he’s all enterprise for this combat.
“His coronary heart, soul and thoughts and focus is on this combat. That is the combat that will get him over the hump,” stated Will Nicholson, Demond’s father.
At 28 years younger, it’s authorized assault within the ring and he’s simply getting began.
“Once I get out that zone, I actually sit down and take into consideration all the pieces that I’ve been by and all the pieces that I’ve seen. I’m actually a warrior. I’m extra pleased with myself now then I used to be then,” Demond stated.
Nicholson will fly to Las Vegas Monday evening for promotion. He’ll additionally quickly go to Kissimmee, Fl. to combat Edgar Berlanga on April twenty fourth because the co-main occasion.