Deric Davis was just 6 years old when he was introduced to boxing by Buddy Harrison of the Old School Boxing Gym. His grandmother Mary Davis gave him the nickname "Scooter" before he was even born. That nickname fits him well. "Scooter" is now 10 years old and is a outstanding football player as well as a very skilled amateur boxer.
"Scooter"s parents, Deric and Keisha Davis makes sure that he puts school before sports. He is a 6 grader with a GPA of 3.50 at James Ryder Randall Elementary School in Clinton, MD. Next year he will be attending Stephen Decadur Middle School also located in Clinton, MD. "Scooter" is one of those kids that puts a great effort into everything he does, from the football field to the boxing ring. He spent two years in the gym training before he was even old enough to compete in competitive amateur boxing. The USA Boxing rules state you have to be 8 years old to compete. At 6 years of age "Scooter" was trained by Doug Avery. When he was ready for competition at the age of 8 he was being trained by his current trainer Flip Johnson, 1978 Golden Gloves National Champion. Once "Scooter" started to compete in 2011 he won the Golden Gloves Championship. From then on it never stopped. 2012 he won his second Golden Gloves Championship, and in 2013 he was a semi finalist in the Golden Gloves. When asked if he was upset for not winning the third championship his response was " No I wasn't upset. I just learned from my mistakes so I can get better." "Scooter" went back into the gym and trained harder. It all paid off because he is now the 2013 Jr. Olympics Champion.