Congratulations to our 2017 Junior Olympic National Champions!

The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program is celebrating this holiday weekend after three youth boxers won national championships at the Junior Olympics.

Josue Feliciano, 13, Yusef Mohammed, 9, and Ferris Dixon, 13, all won their weight classes to bring national titles back to Detroit. All three also won at during the Junior Olympic Regional Competition (held at the Downtown Boxing Gym in May) in order to advance to the national Junior Olympics competition.

The Junior Olympics took place at The Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia from June 26-July 1. The program is the most visible youth athlete developmental program in the world. The Junior Olympic championship is the biggest US tournament these boxers could possibly win. Their hard work and dedication truly paid off!

As is the case with all of our students, Josue, Yusef and Ferris take part in our free, after-school academic and athletic program where the rule is “books before boxing.” All are focused on their schoolwork and excelling in school as well as in the boxing ring.