2011-08-19 / Sports

Hall Records First Professional BoxingVictory

By Elio Velez


Trevis Hall gets lifted in the air by his trainer after winning in his professional debut. Trevis Hall gets lifted in the air by his trainer after winning in his professional debut. The day finally came for Trevis Hall to start his mission to become a world championship boxer.

That day was August 12, when the former 2009 Golden Gloves champion captured a victory in his professional debut. Hall defeated Sergio Aguilar via unanimous decision in a fourround featherweight (124 pounds) bout held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Hall, who was born in Guyana before moving to Rockaway, said he was pleased by the way he controlled the tempo. The burgeoning pro was also happy about his consistency and ability to display an accuracy of punches in the ring.

I felt great. It was a big moment I’ve been waiting for a long time. I worked really hard to display myself as a mature fighter. I wanted to show many different things. First impression counts,” Hall said. The Rockaway fighter competed in one of seven bouts held by Dream Team Boxing Promotions to showcase boxers who hold regional championships.

Hall, whose nickname is “Li’l Tsunami,” had plenty of confidence going into the fight. A huge motivating factor for Hall was to impress the organizers and other boxing observers with a good display. “I controlled everything. I outboxed him. I was moving and I gave a lot of angles so I didn’t get caught with a shot. My trainer told me to give a lot of angles and use my jab,” Hall said.

“I want to be a different fighter. I felt really strong in the fight. I just wanted to see how it feels with no headgear. I didn’t go out there and rush. I took my time.”

Hall recorded a knockdown to Aguilar (0-3) late in the third round. After bouncing off the ropes, Hall leaned forward to land a right hand to the face and then landed a left hook to put Aguilar on the floor. The bell sounded at the end of the third round before the referee could count him out. Hall returned to Rockaway this week to prepare for his next fight. His manager, Tony DeLeon, told Hall that his next fight will be another four-round match on October 8 in Atlanta, Georgia. “Whoever it is I fight, I will work hard no matter what. I always thank God for the opportunity to fight,” Hall said. “A victory is a victory. Just for me alone, winning in my pro debut and taking a big step to the boxing world, it’s important. I want to keep building myself into one of the top fighters at my weight.”

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