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Kelvin Hale

Birth name:
Date of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height:
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Kelvin Hale was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1969. He was the youngest child of 3 children of his now deceased father (d. 1989), a Train Car Inspector for the New York City MTA, and his mother, a city employee. His childhood was a bit chaotic (to say the least), his parents divorced when he was still in grade school and he found himself homeless at the age of 14. Although Kelvin stayed on course with obtaining his high school diploma, he would soon begin to sell drugs in order to keep a roof over his head and food on the table. He was forced to transfer from Chelsea Vocational high school to Andrew Jackson high school due to a fight he had with another student (1985). A turning point or should I say, "a life saving point" came after Kelvin graduated from Andrew Jackson HS in 1987. Kelvin contemplated joining the US Marine Corps or start boxing at the (now closed) Times Square Boxing gym in New York City...he chose the latter. Kelvin went on to compete and make it to the finals in four (4) New York Golden Gloves tournaments (crowned champion in 2 of the 4). He would also would win other various amateur boxing tournaments...Metropolitan Championship, Empire State Games and fight with the USA Boxing Team overseas. Kelvin went pro-boxer on November 1, 1997 with his debut bout at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem where he knocked out his opponent in 1min 10 seconds of the 1st round. Although he enjoyed the electricity of defeating an opponent, Kelvin's most prized gains from his boxing career is the friendships that he developed. One notable relationship was with his 1st trainer in boxing, Willie Dunne Sr. Willie was and still is to this day a huge fatherly figure in Kelvin's life...a figure that provided him with the guidance to overcome the many obstacles that fall into your life's path. His last professional bout was against former heavyweight champion, Oliver McCall, in Sarasota, FL. Kelvin was at a true disadvantage because two (2) weeks prior to his bout with McCall, he went to his doctor to find out why he was experiencing excruciating pain in his right shoulder during his sparring sessions. After a MRI, it was determined that Kelvin had a spur in his right shoulder rotator cuff. Kelvin did not tell his manager, nor his trainer of this vital news since it had been 14 months since he had last fought. Kelvin lost by a unanimous decision and a few days after his return to New York City he had surgery on his shoulder. At the beginning of 2006 Kelvin decided to retire from fighting. His life's path took a dramatic turn....he followed his next calling. In the Spring of '06 Kelvin started to taking classes at HB Studios in New York...a new chapter begins.
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