Local boxer Jamal "Shango" James reacts to winning Interim WBA Welterweight Title

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Top welterweight Jamal "Shango" James won an unanimous decision over Thomas Dulorme to capture the Interim WBA Welterweight Title Saturday night in the main event from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

On Monday, James held a post fight press conference at the Armory in Minneapolis.

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"I’ve been working so long for a title shot," said James. "So being able to get this opportunity and then actually following through and winning, it just meant the world to me. It’s been a crazy journey, with this COVID-19, and then the George Floyd incident and starting camps and then stopping and so forth.

"My grandmother ended up passing away when I was in camp for this fight. So it was a lot of mixed emotions for me. It just feels good to be able to bring this back home for my city. Now we’ll see how much farther I can go."

James (27-1, 12 KOs) will wait to see who his next opponent will be.