Former professional boxer, Dustin "The White Tiger" Fleischer, recently avoided a watery death off of Long Branch, NJ thanks to the actions of a good Samaritan.
The Asbury Park Press, a Jersey Shore based newspaper, reported that the retired, undefeated junior welterweight was body surfing on Friday, September 22nd when he found himself about 30 yards out from shore and caught in a rip current. The exhausted 28-year-old, who was swimming near Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, attempted to swim parallel with the shore for 15 minutes. His efforts to get back to shore began to become futile just before he was rescued by an unidentified man. Fleischer hopes to track the man down to formally offer his thanks for saving his life.
Fleischer, a Monmouth Beach native, was a talented amateur boxer, who fought professionally from 2015 to 2016. Over the course of his professional career, he compiled an impressive record of six wins and zero defeats, with five of these wins coming by way of knockout. His final fight was a unanimous decision victory over Lionel Jimenez (3-19-1, 3 KOs) on January 16, 2016. I had the opportunity to watch Fleischer knockout Ira Frank (2-1, 2 KOs) at Veteran's Memorial Park in Beach Haven, NJ on September 26, 2015. Fleischer officially announced his retirement from boxing in May of this year on his Facebook fan page.
For more information on Fleischer and the good Samaritan, please check out the recent Asbury Park Press article.
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