Not all athletes at BYU compete in intercollegiate sports for the Cougars. I learned that last night at the Utah Golden Gloves Boxing State Finals.
One of the competitors was Brandon Packard, a 22-year-old BYU junior from Houston, Texas. Packard recently won the USA Boxing state championship at 141 pounds, but fell a bit short on Saturday night in the Golden Gloves title fight. Packard was defeated by Aaron Griffith, a 26-year-old Skyline High graduate from Salt Lake CIty.
Here is video from the third and final round of that bout; Packard is wearing the blue of Fullmer Brothers gym in South Jordan; Griffith fights out of the Fight For Your Life gym in Salt Lake City.