Author: Sammy Heywood Okine

….’As Jojo’ Embarks On A Journey To Excellence

Joseph Awinongya Jr., aka Jojo the Boxer, is a 16 yr old Junior at St. Francis University, Joliet, Illinois. He qualified to be in the youth team and will participate in the prestigious USA Boxing Youth High Performance Training Camp.

Held at the state-of-the-art Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVEATC) in California, this camp is a pivotal moment in Joseph’s promising career.

The Path to Greatness

Location and Purpose

• Location: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, Chula Vista, California

• Purpose: To elevate the skills, fitness, and techniques of young boxers preparing for international competitions.

Expert Coaching Staff

Joseph will benefit from the guidance of an esteemed coaching team:

• USA Boxing National Developmental Coach Chad Wigle (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

• Assistant Coaches:

• Debra Lagares (Rochester, N.Y.)

• Danilo Garcia (Oakland, California)

• Candice Vascocu (Bullard, Texas)

• Eric Zimmermann  (Alexandria, VA)

• Jonathan Pramas (Seabrook, N.H)

Mid-Season Preparation

• The camp serves as mid-season preparation, allowing boxers to fine-tune their abilities and work collaboratively.

• Expert coaching ensures individual growth and team cohesion.

Talented Boxers to Watch

Joseph joins a select group of 25 promising boxers from different corners of the country. Noteworthy participants include:

• Marcus Luther (Washington, D.C.): Marcus is known for his powerful punches and defensive prowess in the (126 lbs).

• Malachi Ross (Kansas City, Missouri): Malachi possesses swift footwork and a strategic approach (156 lbs).

• Elijah Lugo (Marietta, Ga.): Elijah’s precision striking and ring intelligence make him a formidable contender (176 lbs).

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• Mesiah Nemo (San Antonio, Texas): Mesiah’s agility and counterpunching skills set him apart (132 lbs).

Stay Updated

• Follow Joseph Awinongya Jr.’s journey on his Instagram account: @josephawinongyajr.

• Connect with USA Boxing on social media for exclusive updates and behind-the-scenes footage.

Joseph’s Ascent

Joseph Awinongya Jr. is poised to make his mark in the boxing world. The USA Boxing Youth High Performance Training Camp provides the perfect platform for him to showcase his talent, determination, and unwavering commitment.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the camp, Joseph stated, “This camp is a little bit different; no more playing around. It’s a bit serious, and I like that.”

Upon arrival at the camp, Joseph was greeted with a bag of boxing equipment, and clothing including Nike and Sting gear, to aid him.

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