From ABC7, where you can read the full feature:
Jalil Hackett, who turns 18 on May 11, is on his way to Las Vegas next week to train with one of his heroes, boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.
“It’s great, I’ve been working hard for this since I was eight years old,” Hackett told 7News. “So for the hard work to pay off, is good.”
His trainer and father, Bernard Hackett, a one-time amateur boxer in D.C., is as happy as his son about recent events. And come June 6 in Miami, Floyd Mayweather will be at the top of the boxing card against Logan Paul.
And Bernard’s son will also be on the card boxing an opponent.
“Bucket list” opportunity is how he describes what’s opened up for his son. He is working along with Derrick Curry, Mayweather’s rep in D.C., who’s become Jalil’s manager.