Retired Boxer Overcomes Adversity to Coach Area Troubled Youth
July 22, 2021

Morris Eason knows what it means to fight the good fight.

Morris Eason knows what it means to fight the good fight. Bullied over the course of his life for his race and size, Eason turned to boxing for a source of strength and confidence. He forged his documentation and joined the U.S. Army at age 15 to escape the troubles in his life, later finding he crossed them wherever he went. “I was this little kid,” said Eason during a recent interview. “I was running away from the bullies, only to find more in the army.” After knocking out a much larger soldier during an altercation at basic training camp,...