Maurice ‘Termite’ Watkins signs management agreement – PCT

HOUSTON — Former professional boxing champion Maurice “Termite” Watkins has signed an exclusive management deal with talent management firm Liner Entertainment Group Inc in Houston, Texas.

Maurice “Termite” Watkins is a former boxer from Houston, Texas. Nicknamed Termite, he was born into a family that worked in the field of insect destruction and he is a professional fumigator.

Watkins turned professional as a boxer on May 21, 1974, defeating Cesar Cortez by first-round knockout in Houston. Throughout his career, Watkins has fought some of the best fighters in the lightweight and junior welterweight divisions.

Maurice “Termite” Watkins has always loved a good fight. With a nickname like Termite and being a skinny little kid, he was given plenty of opportunities. From the age of 10 his passion was to be a champion. He achieved this dream on several occasions by becoming the first national Golden Gloves champion at 16 (with an amateur record of 128 wins and 10 losses), becoming a professional boxer (with a record of 58 wins, 5 losses, 2 draws and 48 KOs), and concluding his career with a fight for the coveted world title!

After the 9/11 attacks, Termite felt an overwhelming desire to help our military—he believed it was a call from God—to serve his country. He asked what he could do for his country. The surprising answer was pest control, the trade he had learned from his father as a child. The coalition needed someone to go to Iraq to rid the military camps of snakes, scorpions and insects, so Termite headed to Iraq.

Through a series of events, he was soon invited to coach and qualify the Iraqi boxing team for the 2004 Olympics. He inspired the world and will inspire you too, with his story of incredible perseverance in overcoming daunting obstacles as he helped Iraq achieve its Olympic dreams!

After the Olympics, Termite returned to Houston and into relative normality: working one day and continuing to train local boxers in his personal gym. Life remained rather calm. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic and a business trip to Dallas in early March, and all of a sudden it all stopped… With the grace of God, Termite has recovered and continues to work.

In addition to guiding children today, he continues to inspire and motivate through speaking engagements across the country.

Termite fighting for world championships, battling addiction, beating COVID-19 and even training Iraqi boxers for the Olympics caught the eyes and ears of Sylvester Stallone’s production company Balboa Productions , and they make a feature film focusing on Termite’s life. The script is currently being written. Release date and time TBD…so stay tuned.

Dianna Liner and her team at Liner Entertainment Group Inc will handle the day-to-day career of Termite’s public figure. The Liner Entertainment Group team will work on everything from booking engagements, sponsorship deals, public relations and more! Watch a video about Termites.