York teenager Antwoine Dorm Jr. is ready to take the next step on his boxing journey.
Dorm, also known as “Mr. Man,” will compete in the Silver Gloves national tournament in Independence, Missouri, from Wednesday, Jan. 31, through Saturday, Feb. 3.
The 13-year-old earned his berth in the national event by recently advancing through state and regional competitions in Philadelphia in the 90-pound weight class. Overall, he won four matches and was named the outstanding boxer of the regional tournament, which included fighters from Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky.
At the national event, Dorm will compete against boxers from across the country.
In addition to boxing, Dorm has also participated in local five-kilometer races to raise money for charities and is an ambassador for the York City School District Anti-Bullying Initiative. In April of 2017, Dorm was awarded an official day through the City of York.
Dorm, who has Olympic aspirations, owns an amateur boxing record of 35-9. His portfolio includes the Silver Gloves and Junior Olympics, where he placed third in the nationals. He’s won titles at multiple boxing events and would eventually like to pursue a career in boxing.
Dorm would also like to become an ordained pastor and open a church in Las Vegas, Nevada. When asked why Vegas, Antwoine replied: “Vegas is where most people sin, so it’s needed the most."
Dorm, who has been boxing since he was 2, attends McKinley K-8 in York. He trains at Stick ’n Move Boxing at 284 W. Market St., under the training of his father, Antwoine Dorm Sr.
A gofundme account will be available soon to help Dorm finance his trip to nationals.