My name is James Atkinson and I am 25 years old. I was born in Manhattan but lived in Singapore, New Jersey, London and the Carolina’s while growing up. I graduated from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina in 2014, where I Played Division 1 tennis and majored in Business.
My interest in boxing began as a teenager; Muhammad Ali has always been one of my idols and his greatness in and out of the ring stoked my fascination with boxing. In 2014, boxing found me when I met an influential coach who would fuel my ambitions to train and get inside the ring for my first bout in 2015. Needless to say, from the moment I put the gloves on boxing has become a big part of my life.
Fighters4Life will be my second bout and I am thrilled to be able to compete for a cause bigger than myself. I hope the money I raise can help those who need it most and bring awareness to the fact that we all have something to fight for, whether we are in the ring or not.