Oklahoma Live Pro Boxing Jeremy Gregson Interview
By Adam Ewing, Shawnee, OK, 12/29/15 – Jeremy Gregson will be making his professional boxing debut on January 9 at the Firelake Arena. His opponent, Melvin Francis, was scheduled to make his professional debut as well, but due to a shoulder injury he was forced to drop out of the fight. Stay tuned to Brooklynfights as we will announce his next opponent when the information is passed along to us.
Gregson is relatively new to the sport of boxing, but he is dedicated to his new craft like a guy who has been working at this for several years.
“To be honest, I’m kind of brand new,” Gregson said. “I moved back from California in June of 2014. I graduated from Dale High School (Dale, Oklahoma), went to East Central University. While I was out in California, I was a personal trainer for 18 years. My dad owns a gym out there. I’ve used aspects of training for boxing with my clients, did a little training myself, but never took the next step and got into fighting myself. In August of this year (2015), I woke up one morning and said I’m going to do this. I’m 39 years old, I’m not getting any younger.”
It always helps to have some experience in your corner. Gregson has relied on former professional fighters as mentors. Darrin Humphrey went 24-6 with 11 knockouts and won the vacant WBO NABO light heavyweight title back in 2005.
“I made a call to a buddy of mine, Darrin Humphrey, who used to box pro,” Gregson said. “He has been a tremendous asset to me, answering any questions I’ve had, and has given great advice. I got a trainer, Vernon Woodward, and got after it.”