Crowley Boxing Club’s Laqualin Scott (center) poses with his awards along with coaches Saja Hoffpauir (left) and Arthur Scott (right) following his victory at the Region 4 Junior Olympics on June 1 in New Orleans.
Scott moves on to National Junior Olympics
One of the Crowley Boxing Clubs’ most promising fighters, La’qualin Scott, is moving on the pinnacle of his sport, the USA Boxing National Junior Olympics.
Scott, a 14-year old who fights in the intermediate division at 106 pounds, punched his ticket to Nationals by taking a unanimous decision over Jaylen Cadet of Paris, Tennessee on July 1 at the Region 4 Junior Olympics tournament in New Orleans. He was named the Outstanding Boxer of the tournament.
A veteran of over 100 fights, Scott is a four-time Regional Junior Olympic champion. He won his fight at regionals in 2018 and was named the Outstanding Boxer of the tournament then as well, but he was unable to attend nationals due to a family commitment.
In 2017, he made the top 15 at the national tournament before losing his bout to advance to the top eight.
Also advancing to the National Junior Olympics is 13-year old Devon Ceasar, who was unopposed at the regional tournament.
Ceasar, who fights in the intermediate division at 100 pounds, will be making his third trip to the national tournament since joining the Crowley Boxing Club in 2015.
The duo, along with coaches Saja Hoffpauir and Arthur Scott, will travel to Madison, Wisconsin June 25-29.