From the South Bronx by way of Trinidad and Tobago we bring you Eddison Romeo!!
"I was Born In Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in the South Bronx, I remember I used to love fighting til my mom came to my school and cried in front of my 5th grade class begging me not to fight anymore. So I promised her that I would not fight in school because I didn't want her to cry in front of everybody. lol that's how I became a comedian and Actor soon to be Director, Boxing has always been one of my favorite sports. As a kid always had a vivid imagination so I would always envision myself fighting in the ring but did not have any outlet until later in life.
I use to love watching videos of Joe Frazier, Ali, Jack johnson, Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Patterson, Sugar Ray Lenard, George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Roy Jones, Mayweather, I started Boxing in 2004 when I went Seattle WA after college, lol my first experience of sparring in the ring was funny, I was getting punched and realized that I need to move my head because I didn't like how that felt lol. I currently work at Spectrum as a Internet and Phone Specialist. I have been writing and working out and working on my weight loss journey, since last year. I started at 370 lbs, now I am 300 lbs trying to get my weight down.
So this event is what I needed, knowing that in order to compete and win I have to be at my best. Through hard work and determination and Discipline. I know I have what it takes. In life we can either keep letting ourselves go or be our best. Knowing that this event is for the youth I am excited to show them that they can do and be what ever they want to be in life, don't wait till you get older. Be the Boss, entrepreneur and unique and creative person you are, it does not matter how old you are, just don't wait to make your dreams come true. But remember it is not going to come easy, it will take hard work, sacrifice and everything you got inside of you to make it to the top. So be your best everyday. "