Isaiah Wise – Like father like son

By Xavier Porter,

November 9, 2016

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Disciplined, dedicated, and determined are all good attributes needed for a fighter to have a successful boxing career. In describing Isaiah Wise, a twenty-four year old prospect fighting out of Philadelphia, some may say he possesses them all. With aspirations in becoming one of best fighters from his city, this young super welterweight will be making his return back to the ring on December 2 at the 2300 Arena. He carries a record of 3-0 (2 KOs) and is working his way up through the ranks while drawing more crowd support each time he fights.

In high school Wise was a two-sport athlete, playing both football and baseball. His father decided it would be best for him to spend his free time at the gym.

“I started boxing when I was in 15 years old. My father told me that I needed to do something before I got into any trouble. He took me to the gym. When I first started boxing I didn’t like it. The trainer used to make me work on my footwork every day in front of the heavy bag.”

“After a few weeks the trainer asked if I was ready to learn how to box. I said yes and that’s when I took it boxing serious. When I was 17 years old, while living and attending school in Erie, PA I had my first amateur bout. I continued to box while attending college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I competed for the national championship. I won a bronze medal.”

Wise has continued to progress by working with some of the best fighters within the Philadelphia boxing community, learning different styles of boxing along the way.

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“I train at Strength Academy Boxing Gym. I’m also a physical trainer. I’m always in the gym. It keeps me out the streets. My trainer is Walt Moura. I’ve been in the ring with some hard hitting guys from all around the boxing gyms in Philadelphia. I’ve sparred with Julian “JRock” Williams (super welterweight title contender), “King” Gabriel Rosado (middleweight title contender), and Jesse “Hard Work” Hart (NABF, USBA, WBO NABO super middleweight champion).”

“I’ve also worked with Jaron “Boots” Ennis (welterweight prospect) and Kyrone Davis (middleweight prospect). I’m known around the boxing community within Philadelphia. I don’t have a nickname yet, but I’m sure it will come to me soon. I’m fine with being recognized as a fighter that’s wants to learn and get better each time I fight.”

Wise discussed his training regimen and the improvements that he’s making each day.

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“I put my body through unbreakable measures. I try to spar with a lot of fighters so that I don’t get comfortable with the same routine. I’m working on managing my emotions in the ring so that my opponent won’t know what I’m thinking. There are days I look phenomenal in the ring. I am getting better and the more I fight the better I slip shots and counter my opponent effectively.”

“I love boxing. I love the idea that it’s just two men in the ring fighting, dishing it out. It’s exciting to learn something new every day about yourself and about how to fight. I’m an entertainer. I want to reach my full potential. I want to win a world title and have longevity in the sport. I don’t want to leave knowing that I left something on the table. That would eat me alive.”

The drive and motivating force that pushes Wise daily is the love that he has for his son. Wise wants to make his family proud and be that powerful influence in his son’s life as his father was in his.

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photo courtesy of William Thomas Photography for

“My father was a tremendous role model. He established a strong foundation and provided for our family. My father is the strongest man I know. I just hope that I can be half the man he is. My parents did their best to keep me on the right track. I am who am today because of them.”

“I became a father between the ages of 21-22. My son is my pride and joy. I want to be the best father I can be. I want to be the father for my son that my father was for me. I want to give him the best life possible.”

Wise has tremendous support from within his community. He’s a work in progress and gaining all the boxing knowledge that he can get.

“I have a great team around me and I appreciate them. I think the worst mistake people make is that they try to be the smartest person in the room. I want to be in a room with people who can lead and guide me. After attending military school I’m disciplined enough to know that I have to be prepared for anything that comes my way.”

“To my friends and family I thank you all for your support. This is my dream and I am thankful that you are all in my corner.”

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Instagram: @teamwise_215

Facebook: @isaiahwise

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