Against All Odds

Light heavyweight boxer Nicholas Lavin a/k/a Nick “Victory” Lavin is a tough guy who is trying to beat the odds that he will not make it.

Despite turning pro at 30 years old and having lost valuable time due to brushes with the Connecticut criminal justice system, he is determined to succeed.  Although his pro record is only two wins with two losses, he has been shrewd enough to put two very capable boxing types in in his corner for future fights, namely manager Bobby Smead of Fall River, Massachusetts, and trainer John Sculley from the Lion’s Den boxing gym in Middletown, Connecticut.

Nick thinks that with the addition of these two individuals, he should be able to jump start his career.  His personal life is now in order.  Born in Derby, Connecticut, he now lives in nearby Milford.  He is married to a great woman and has been employed the last two years as a fitness instructor at Planet Fitness in Shelton, Connecticut.  His work schedule is flexible enough to allow him to devout a great deal of time to the training regimen that Messrs. Smead and Sculley have put him on.  He is currently training at the Lion’s Den under John Sculley’s watchful eye.

His brief pro career has taken him so far to bouts in Paris, Arkansas; Brooklyn, New York; Uncasville, Connecticut; and Lincoln, Rhode Island.  He has had amateur experience at both the Silver Mittens and Golden Gloves levels.  Because he started his professional boxing career so late, he knows that he has to channel all his energy and effort into this demanding sport if he is to have any chance of success.

Ed Campbell
Campbell Boxing Report