Don’t mess with Alexis: 14-year-old boxer preparing for 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo


. SPORTS ANCHOR FLETCHER MACKEL INTRODUCES US TO THE GOLDEN GIRL.>>BREED. — BREATHE. FLETCHER: DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL. WILL KICK YOUR BUT. 14-YEAR-OLD ALEXIS LAVARINE IS THE NATION’S BEST TEENAGE FEMALE BOXER.>>SHE IS A THREE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION. SH JUST WON THE JUNIOR DIVISION. ALEXIS LAVARINE PRETTY STRONG CREDENTIALS. FLETCHER: CONSIDERING IT ALL STARTED ON A WHIM. AS A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD, WHILE WATCHING BOXING ON TV WITH HER DAD, SHE SAID SHE WANTED TO TRY IT.>>HE THOUGHT, I WOULD STARTED AND THEN GET OVER IT. BUT THEN WEEKS TURNED INTO MONTHS AND THEN YEARS. FLETCHER: ACCORDING T DAVID, THE ROOTS OF THE PROCESS EXTEND EVEN DEEPER.>>I THINK IT GOES BACK TO WHEN SHE WAS A BABY. SHE WAS FOUR MONTHS OLD AND SHE COULD NOT BREATHE. SHE WAS A FIGHTER AND SHE SAVED HER LIFE BY HANGING ON. AND WITH ALL THOSE PROBLEMS AS INFANT, ALL THROUGH LIFE SHE HAS OVERCOME.>>I AM A DETERMINED PERSON AND I HATE TO LOSE. AND I DO NOT LIKE TO QUIT. THAT IS ONE THING. AND I FEEL LIKE BOXING REALLY FITS MY PERSONALITY. FLETCHER: AND NOW SHE IS ON THE CUSP OF VICTORY. EXTREMEL IMPRESSED WITH HER ABILITIES, TEAM USA BOXING OFFICIALS INVITED HER TO THEIR TRAINING PROGRAM IN COLORADO. WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT SHE WILL COMPETE IN THE 2020 SUMMER GAMES IN TOKYO.>>I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE IN TH OLYMPICS COME UP BEFORE IT WAS BASKETBALL AND NOW IT IS BOXING AND IT HAS BEEN LIKE THAT FOR A LONG TIME.

33 thoughts on “Don’t mess with Alexis: 14-year-old boxer preparing for 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo

  1. yeah good and very fast powerful punches for a girl that age. her legwork is also very technical and right with her punches

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