Ashford Honors Toledo's Undefeated Boxing Hero
Ohio House recognizes Robert Easter Jr. for lightweight title victory
December 12, 2016
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Easter Jr. with Representatives Sheehy and Ashford

State Reps. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) and Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) recently honored Toledo native Robert Easter Jr. on his newly claimed International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight Title victory. The lawmakers last week presented Easter Jr. with House Resolution (HR) 536, which commends the Toledo native for his tenacity, good sportsmanship and for representing both the city of Toledo and the state of Ohio on the international stage.

“I’m extremely honored to have the opportunity to recognize a close family friend for his tremendous athletic achievement,” said Ashford. “Robert Easter Jr.’s World Class title helps put Toledo on the map of the boxing world, and he has made the entire state proud through his remarkable victory.” 

Robert Easter Jr. went undefeated this past year, winning 18 fights – 14 by knockout. After the title vacancy from Rances Barthelemy, former lightweight title champion, Robert Easter and Richard Commey went head to head for the world title. After 12 long and exacting rounds, Easter was awarded a split decision victory to secure the IBF Championship Lightweight Title.  

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