DETROIT (WXYZ) – There is a recent face on the earth of professional boxing and he is knocking out the competitors.
He is a proud Detroiter, making nationwide headlines. However he humbly makes it clear that he didn’t get there all by himself.
Eighteen-yr-previous Janelson Figueroa Bocachica of southwest Detroit selected boxing, as an alternative of succumbing to see strain and operating the streets.
His work dedication, work ethic and willpower are past spectacular.
“He’s like one of many first youngsters within the fitness center and the final on to go away,” says Khali Sweeney, founder and CEO of the Downtown Boxing Fitness center.
Bocachica trains there together with his father, trainers and mentors by his aspect.
His arduous work caught the attention of top-of-the-line in boxing, Evander Holyfield. Bocachica is now signed with the boxing nice.
“Downtown Boxing Fitness center and Evander Holyfield obtained me the place I’m at. Now I’ve simply obtained to maintain going up,” say’s Bocachica.
This sport could also be his ardour however there’s something that does take greater precedence.
“Books earlier than boxing all the time, schooling earlier than anything,” he says.
Bocachica has been boxing since he was eight-years-previous. It has been his ardour, his objective ever since.
Bocachica is undefeated in his skilled profession.