The Struggle, The Survival and Nate Weston’s Fight to Become World Champion
October 8, 2019
Anthony Saldana (108 articles)
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The Struggle, The Survival and Nate Weston’s Fight to Become World Champion

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña 

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, fighting was all Nate Weston knew. “Growing up in the streets I was always fighting, it was second nature for me. I quickly learned about the mindset of bullies, the basic survival skills of the streets and how handle myself while being surrounded by wolves.” Stated Weston in a recent interview with Supreme Boxing. “I knew if I could handle myself in the streets, I’d have no problem in the ring.” Weston eventually found a local Gym in Atlanta and quickly captured the Georgia Golden Gloves Title. Shortly there after with only $8000 to his name, Weston left Georgia for the hotbed of the boxing world, Los Angeles, California. Upon arrival to California Weston captured the So. Cal Golden Gloves Title and after only 13 amateur fights decided to turn professional. “I told myself that if I was going to get punched I might as well get paid for it.”

Weston turned pro on June 1st 2017 and came away victorious beating undefeated prospect Arian Sharif in his pro debut at the OC Hanger. Weston would again enter the ring only two months later and again come away with another victory but soon the challenges of life would catch up Weston and he’d get a cold dose of reality. “Los Angeles is the boxing capital of the world but it’s expensive, I went through the little bit money that I had and I ended up homeless. I was sleeping in a car or laying my head wherever I could. There was nights I was cold and hungry and sometimes go days without eating. I had to use the restroom in my car, and I would shower at the gyms I worked out in.” 

Weston would fight to a draw in his next bout against the undefeated highly touted Colombian prospect Jhon Leon and then pull off two wins in a row before leaving to Atlanta to visit family. It was during that visit that Weston’s wife would give birth to their first child, a beautiful baby girl. Weston and his family stayed in Atlanta for a few months and Weston stayed active winning two fights in Georgia before getting the call to go to camp with the former unified middleweight champion and current IBF middleweight champion  Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin. 

Current IBF Welterweight Champion GGG and Nate Weston

Now Weston (6-0-1, 3 KOs) is back in camp in Los Angeles and will be back in the ring on Sunday, October 27th when he takes on Isaac Freeman, as part of Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions “Hollywood Fight Night” at the Avalon in Hollywood, located at 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, California 90028. “Becoming a world champion is my dream, and I when enter that ring I’m a different animal, I’m willing to die to get to the top of the mountain and to give my daughter a better life, she’s who I fight for and no one will stop me from achieving my goals.” Tickets for this event will sell out but you can get them now. DM @Nateweston_ on IG for ticket info. 

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