Chuck Horton

Boxing Coach, Self Defense Instructor, and Mentor in Duluth, Minnesota

Chuck Horton

Boxing Coach, Self Defense Instructor, and Mentor in Duluth, Minnesota

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Chuck Horton is the head trainer and an advisor for professional boxers at Jungle Boy Boxing in Duluth, Minnesota. Growing up in West Duluth, Chuck Horton quickly caught on to the importance of self defense. Not only was he raised in rough streets, but he was also born into a family who valued the sport of boxing as a self defense mechanism. His father, Archie, passed along his knowledge of street boxing in order to prevent his son from being bullied. After high school, Chuck Horton joined the army, where acted as the eyes and ears of the battlefield. But not long after travelling the world with the army, everywhere from Columbus, Georgia to Iraq and Korea, Chuck became a boxing trainer and promoter. He opened Horton’s Gym in 1994 and had the opportunity to work with some of the most prominent fighters to come out of the region, such as Zach Walters, Al Sands, and Andy Kolle.

However, Chuck Horton has now decided to turn his sights to benefiting the community as a whole. Together with his friend and successful fighter, Zach Walters, Chuck Horton has embarked on a campaign to stop bullying in the Duluth area. As Chuck Horton so clearly explains, “boxing is not for everyone, but there are still plenty of kids out there that need help.” Chuck Horton has seen how bullying can negatively affect the lives of adolescents, and he is doing everything in his power to help these troubled children and teens. In recent years, he has dedicated his time acting as a community organizer in the nonprofit sector and figuring out different ways to remedy and put an end to bullying. A big part of his role has been to teach these kids the art of boxing. Through his programs at Jungle Boy Boxing, Chuck Horton encourages these youths to develop into responsible, disciplined, ambitious, and self-confident community members. Leveraging his childhood experience in West Duluth and his success as a boxing promoter and trainer, Chuck Horton’s ultimate goal is to empower these children, making them “bullyproof.”

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  • Work
    • Duluth Boxing Promoter
  • Education
    • Denfeld High School
    • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College