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58-Year-Old Boxer Defying The Odds

10:24 PM, Jan 25, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- Two years ago, Gil Jacobs was boxing at the Township Auditorium when one of the promoters of the event informed Jacobs that at 56 years of age, he was the oldest active boxer in the country.

Now at 58, Jacobs is still going strong and says he enjoys carrying the banner for the approaching-60 crowd.

Jacobs spends a good portion of his day at the K.O.R.E. Fitness Center in Columbia where he trains. Several people who serve as assistants to Jacobs in his training regimen are area teen-agers who are mentored by Jacobs.

Jacobs is scheduled to compete in Norfolk, Virginia Saturday night and if that goes well, he might make his way onto a card for an upcoming night of boxing in Atlantic City. After that, Jacobs says he will likely retire and focus on his personal training business and mentoring area teen-agers.

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