While many in the neighborhood of Dunbar struggle to get out and better themselves, one young man is looking to make his name known on a national level.
Brian Cannady has been boxing since he was young and has turned the sport into his passion.
In recent weeks, Cannady was able to claim a Golden Gloves state championship. Now, he is looking to take the next step and become a Golden Gloves national champion.
Cannady will be traveling to Lafayette, Louisiana to compete in the national tournament this week.
He certainly does not lack confidence, saying that one day he wants his name to be mentioned with the greats like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather.
In fact, Brian believes that one day he could be better than those legends.
He has many people to thank for his recent success, including his family for keeping him on the right path, but also the Willis Boxing team that has helped shape him not only into the fighter he is today but also the man that he’s become.