WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to White Plains’ Boyd "Rainmaker" Melson.
Melson, born in White Plains, turns 32 on Wednesday. The light middleweight boxer was born Oct. 16, 1981.
As an amateur, Melson won the 48th World Military Boxing Championship gold medal in the 69 kg. weight class, and was a four-time United States Army champion, a three-time NCBA All-American boxer, a four-time West Point Brigade Open Boxing Champion, and received the Colonel Marcus Award.
He also won gold medals at the All Army Boxing Championships twice and at the Armed Forces Boxing Championships twice. He made it to the quarterfinals in the welterweight 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships, and won a bronze medal at the 2005 US Amateur Boxing Championships.