A pair of 15-year-old twin brothers from Southeast DC are making their way through the national levels of the boxing circuit but still staying on their toes in the classroom as well.
Lamar and Lamont Odoms have been selected as DCW MVPs for excelling in the ring and at National Collegiate Preparatory.
Both Lamar and Lamont, who fight and train under the Straight Outta Lyfestyle club, have been to Junior Olympic competitions at the national level after excelling at locals and regionals.
They also believe success in the ring is not possible without making good marks in the classroom.
“I feel like you should push more in school [than in the ring] because you're not guaranteed to become the next Floyd Mayweather so you always have a backup plan,” said Lamar. “So you do great in school and in boxing.”
Because of that attitude and success in the ring and at school that the Lamar and Lamont get to share the MVP designation.