Joseph Charlton started his boxing career as a young boy when his father enrolled him so he could learn how to defend himself. He went from a young boy throwing some punches to becoming one of the few who can tell you the history of boxing in Portland. A father of five, he trains boxers of all ages including his three children. Matthew, a 14-year-old with 90 fights under his belt and Linnea, a young sweet girl who, like Joseph, is one of toughest boxers you’ll ever in the ring. Here is the story of the boxer, the coach and the father that continues to build his legacy in boxing one fight at a time.
Miriam B. Dye has been watching her father root for his teams from the day she was born. It is from him that she learned the amazing world of sports. Miriam is a native of Mexico City, but after having lived for almost three decades in the USA she calls Portland home. Miriam is a mother to Tiara- a college student, James - a senior in high school and Nyah- a first grader. A business development and marketing professional, she loves traveling, photography and global cuisine. If she is not writing, in the kitchen cooking with her children or traveling, you can find her bungee cord jumping or art gallery hopping with her husband Steve. She loves sports, writing and values the opportunity to reach OSN's readers every chance she can.