CLEVELAND - Cleveland’s Terrell Gausha is not just another boxer. He is a member of the U. S. Olympic boxing team.
"Saying that I'm an Olympic hopeful, I didn't like that word being a Olympic hopeful. I just want to be an Olympian," Gausha said.
By not going to the 2012 Olympic boxing trials, his road to the Olympics was harder.
"I fought in the reload tournament and there were 70 fighters in my weight and I had to fight six fights in seven days," said the boxer.
After winning the six fights, he still had to fight in another tournament in Rio, Brazil, where he won 10 fights, competing against fighters from all over the world.
"He's a hard trainer and he got a strong willpower and he's focus. If there’s something he wants to, do he is determine to do it,” said trainer Renard Safo.
"I train hard, I try to work harder than anybody in the gym. I don't like anybody out-working me," Gausha said.
Gausha has dreams to become a pro fighter, but he has another dream to fulfill first.
"When I became an Olympian, it was a dream come true. But I didn't achieve my ultimate goal, I want to bring the gold back from London," Gausha said.
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