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Boxing: Simms has a chance to energize his career

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posted on Oct, 10 2004 @ 01:37 PM
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The clock is ticking on Michael Simms.

Five years ago, Simms, who fights on Thursday night's card at Arco Arena, was amateur boxing's hottest topic.

In a rare trifecta during 1999 qualifying leading up the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Simms won three major events as a light-heavyweight, capped by a World Amateur Championships title.

Moreover, United States team officials believed Simms was their best chance for a gold medal until a flare-up over disciplinary rules led to his expulsion from the squad.

What has followed has been a slow-moving professional career as a cruiserweight.


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