East Texas Is Mostly Known As A Football Factory But When It Comes To Boxing, Legends From Big Cities Like Dallas And Houston Have Found Success And Now One Young Champion From Our Area Is Letting The World Know He's Here!


Back on August 26, 2023 at The Oil Palace here in Tyler, Kenneth "The Problem Child" Taylor made his dreams into reality when he took home The IBA Featherweight Championship.



The exciting win was the culmination of years of hard work and now the East Texas native is ready to climb the ranks of the boxing world. But how he got here is a fascinating story and what he does for work when he's not training for his next match is even more fascinating and he recently stopped by to share his story.


"The Problem Child" Also Works As A School Teacher At A Tyler ISD Elementary School.

When "The Problem Child" isn't boxing, he's a Physical Education teacher at Griffin Elementary in Tyler. After winning his championship, the students and faculty of Griffin gave him a "hero's welcome" back to school as they lined the hallways and congratulated the new champion as he returned to work. Check out the amazing video above.

So, What's Next For The Newly Crowned Champion?


Taylor recently stopped by The Townsquare Media Studios in Tyler and sat down with Kiss-FM's Melz On The MIC to talk about his career, his work as a school teacher and what he has planned down the line in an interview on the Melz On The MIC podcast below.

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