Wallace, a surprise standout at the regional Olympic Qualifiers and unbeaten pro,  fights Friday at Michael's Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD

Wallace, a surprise standout at the regional Olympic Qualifiers and unbeaten pro, fights Friday at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD

Some of you may not know me, but you will – I am “Dangerous” Donald Wallace & I am a boxer!

My goal is to be remembered as one of the best boxers ever. I know that road will not be easy, and I will have to work, I will have to put all of my blood, sweat and tears into it and when I have nothing left to give…give more.

People always ask me, why boxing? I always got decent grades in school, I even skipped the second grade in Elementary School. I got accepted into decent colleges, I’m by no means incapable of doing other things. So why boxing? “Boxing is a poor man’s sport,” they say. I tell them, it’s just a love for the fight game.

It’s something about the smell of the fresh leather as you lace your gloves up before a fight, something about the roar of the crowd as your name is called and you approach the ring, something about seeing those bright lights shine down on that ring, something about knowing that everything you’ve worked hard for in that gym is about to come to fruition that is satisfying to me beyond comparison.

See unlike other sports, boxing is different. You can be a freak athlete, like a LeBron James in basketball or an Adrian Peterson in football, but at the end of the day no matter how hard you worked, no matter how much time you put in, the rest of your team can let you down. In boxing it’s all you, if you work hard in that gym, put the time in on the road, you have a good enough chin of course and a will to win, you can.

I fight for the young kids growing up in the city like I did to see that they don’t have to fall victim to the streets. That there is always another way out. Boxing is the sweet science, and I’m just one of many mad scientist to fall in love with it. Follow my journey to be remembered as one of the best ever.

Wallace headlines Baltimore Boxing’s “Mayday Mayday” Friday, at Michael’s Eighth Ave May 12 in Glen Burnie, MD and tickets can be purchased on Baltimoreboxing.com or calling 410-375-9175