Chuck Horton currently serves as the head trainer and advisor for professional boxers at Jungle Boy Boxing in Duluth, Minnesota. Chuck has long been involved with the sport of boxing. As a child Chuck learned the art of boxing from his father who was committed to improving the lives of children from his community.
After returning from the military, Chuck founded Horton’s gym as a means to teach troubled youth to defend themselves and build their self-confidence. However, some of these kids began to see remarkable success in the amateur ranks, and decided to pursue a professional boxing career. He then served as the boxers’ advisor, trainer, and promoter.
Chuck Horton’s efforts were largely responsible in bringing professional boxing to Duluth. In the last two decades, Boxing has grown to become a staple to the Duluth community it is today. Chuck Horton has helped manage and train some of the region’s most prominent fighters such as Al Sands, Zach Walters, and Andy Kolle. His boxers have been featured on ESPN, Showtime, Pay-Per-View, and Fox Sports North.
In addition to working with boxers, Chuck Horton also helps professional, college, and aspiring athletes on endurance training. If you think you are in great shape, simply attend a single workout with Chuck Horton to learn how much more fit you could be.
Chuck Horton decided to hand the keys of Horton’s Gym to Zach Walters, one of the most loyal and successful of Chuck’s boxers. Chuck remembers Zach helping him pass out flyers, and promote Duluth boxing in the early days. Although the gym now belongs to Zach, Chuck Horton is still active in the Duluth Boxing scene. He still helps train professional boxers, and sees the gym as safe-haven for troubled youth.
Chuck’s primary motivation is to empower children who are afflicted with troubling situations, and, by doing this, to empower the entire Duluth community. He hopes that he can create a safe environment for troubled children and women, and build up their self-confidence.