Lansing’s Washington Jr. looks to build legacy in and out of boxing ring

Mar 10, 2017

LANSING – Heavyweight Tommy Washington Jr. needed to have boxing taken away for him in order to see how much it meant to him.

Current Sports beat reporter Austin Short chats one-on-one with boxer Tommy Armstrong Jr.
Credit Austin Short

Washington, 30, is using his connection to the sport to help give back to the community. His boxing career was derailed at 23, when he pled guilty to gun and drug charges and served time in prison.

Being away from the sport he loved, and seeing how he was going down the wrong path has led Washington to change his life.

WKAR Current Sports beat reporter Austin Short checks in with Washington and sees how he is working rebuild his life and also help others.