Candidates often say campaigns feel like boxing matches, but a Common Council candidate in Norwalk really knows what a boxing match feels like. He’s actually been in them.
Simms, known in the boxing world as “Tremendous” Travis Simms, was the WBA super welterweight champion before losing the title in a fight in Bridgeport July 2007. He had a 25-1 record.
Don’t worry about whether Bolden can hold her own against a boxer. She says she won't be running for a fifth term. And Simms likes her so much he said he considers her a mentor.
Simms is already eyeing a bigger ring. He said he would like to run for mayor someday.