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York teenager Antwoine Dorm Jr. has added another championship boxing belt to his growing collection.

Dorm, also known as "Mr. Man," has returned from Independence, Missouri, with a Silver Gloves national title.

The 13-year-old competed in the 90-pound division and won all three of his matches by unanimous decisions, besting seven other fighters who had qualified for the national event, which was held from Wednesday, Jan. 31, through Saturday, Feb. 3.

Dorm improved his overall record to 38-9 and is now ranked No. 1 in his weight class nationally.

The Silver Gloves is an annual competition for U.S. amateur boxers, sponsored by Ringside, Inc. It is open to all non-professional boxers from ages 10 through 15.

Dorm earned his berth in the national event by advancing through state and regional competitions in Philadelphia. 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.

Other activities: 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, has 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.

 

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