Every Olympic Games, the U.S. Boxing Team delivers inspirational back stories and introduces the world to the unique personalities and characters in the sport. In preparation for the 2016 Olympics, USA Boxing will showcase some the communities and figures who helped build Team USA’s boxers from talented youngsters in to dominant forces in the ring through the “A Day in the Life” digital series.
Through visits to some of the qualified 2016 Olympians hometowns, interviews with their families and hometown coaches and a look at the people and places who supported them throughout their Road to Rio, the series will provide unique insight in to the exceptional athletes on the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team.
The series will kick off with a visit to Newark, N.J., with junior and youth world champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.). The 18-year-old is driven by the chance to change his family’s lives and be a positive role model for his hometown. The oldest of nine siblings, Stevenson’s webisode features his younger siblings, proud Mom, Malikah, and his grandfather/trainer Willie “Wali” Moses, who introduced him to boxing at the age of five.
Presented by Sting Sports in conjunction with USA Boxing, An Olympian Returns Home – A Day in the Life with Shakur Stevenson will be released on May 30 on USA Boxing’s official website, www.usaboxing.org.
Get to know the 18-year-old superstar with an ever present smile and a penchant for shadowboxing 24 hours a day as well the characters who’ve helped develop him in to a 2016 Olympic medal hopeful with an undefeated international record.
The Day in the Life Series will continue through the August Olympics with visits to Cleveland, Ohio, Wichita, Kansas and more. Don’t miss this special look at the United States’ top Olympic-style boxers. Stay tuned to USA Boxing’s website and social media platform for the latest content on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team.