Name: Taronze Washington Jr.
Born: December 16, 1979 in Dallas, TX
Education: Graduate of South Oak Cliff High School
44-16 losses (Amateur Record)
4 time Dallas Golden Gloves Champion
Texas Middle Weight Champ
Texas Junior Middle Weight Champion
Taronze Washington was born at Parkland hospital in Dallas, TX on December 16, 1979. While growing up, he was a highly active athlete involved in football, baseball and basketball. In 1991, Taronze attended Lisbon Elementary School where he played baseball and basketball. He ended up scoring 18 points in the elementary championship basketball game to help his Lisbon Lions win the game.
Upon completing elementary school, Taronze attended Zumwalt Middle School where he finally was able to play football. This was when he learned that football was his favorite sport. Since Taronze was a gifted natural athlete he became the starting wide-out and strong safety for the Zumwalt Lions. Although the Zumwalt Lions never won any championships, it didn't stop Taronze from continuing to play football in high school. During his freshman and sophomore year he attended South Oak Cliff High School and played football for the Golden
Bears as the 3rd wide-out (slot receiver). But by the time he completed his sophomore year, Taronze decided he was done with football because he had an innate desire to box and was training at a local boxing gym preparing to fight his first boxing match at the Dallas Golden Gloves tournament.
By 1994, Taronze won his first fight as a boxer. This earned him the Dallas High School Golden Gloves Boxing Championship. As a result, he finally knew that boxing quenched his thirst for competitive competition and was his true calling. During the following years Taronze continued his amateur boxing career and became a four time Dallas Golden Gloves Champion and also collected many more Title Bout wins at other tournaments. He finished up a good amateur career with 34 wins and 6 losses with numerous knockouts.
By the age of 23, Taronze turned professional. Now at the age of 29, he has a professional record of 10 wins-10 losses-6 KO's. Throughout his boxing career, Taronze has accomplished winning the Texas Middle Weight Title belt, has a great team and coach and is more focused and dedicated to the sport than ever.