Decatur - Local boxer Dalton Heathcock won the Golden Glove's regional tournament in St. Louis last week.
With that win, Heathcock will now compete in the Golden Gloves national tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Heathcock said that his two fights in St. Louis were the toughest of his young career.
Looking ahead to the national tournament, he said that the goal will be the same; train hard, fight hard, and stay focused.
"Fight hard and fight my fight no matter who it is across from me. That's always my mindset when we go to fight. Show up and if I can fight my fight, I know I can beat any of these guys. There's only been a couple of guys around here that have done it, and it's just what I want to do anyway, it wasn't a problem for me to stay focused."