Don’t let his size fool you: 5-foot-4 amateur flyweight boxer Rau’shee Warren packs a powerful punch. And he’s got the record to prove it. By competing at the London Olympic Games, Warren will become the first three-time Olympian in U.S. boxing history. Watch Warren talk about his training regimen, his massive shoe collection & more:
“It’s been a blessing,” Warren told genConnect. “Just thinking about going to the Olympics a third time, it has me real anxious. I’m ready to get there and fight right now.”
At 17 years old, Warren qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympics as both the youngest boxer in the Games and the youngest U.S. male in all sports. His record breaking didn’t stop there either. In 2008, after qualifying for the Beijing Olympics, he became the first American boxer in more than 30 years to compete in two Olympic Games. Warren failed to pick up medals in both appearances but he hopes his third trip to the Olympics is a charm.
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“There are a lot of people out there gunning for me because I’m one of the top athletes that everybody wants to beat,” Warren said. “I’ve got to continue to stay on top of my game.”
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