Davila on future “My only goal is to represent the U.S. at the Olympics”

Leroy Davila (L) landed a straight left against Dylan Price (R) during their title bout at the 2015 NJ Golden Gloves. (Photo courtesy of Davila)
Leroy Davila (R) landed a straight left against Dylan Price (L) during their title bout at the 2015 NJ Golden Gloves. (Photo courtesy of Davila)

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Leroy Davila just might be U.S.A. Boxing’s best hope to bring home a medal in 2016, but the brilliant amateur boxer understands that his boxing days might be coming to an end after that. The 26-year-old native of New Brunswick, was just to much for rising teen Dylan Price as he captured the 108 lb. open title at the 2015 New Jersey Golden Gloves tournament several weeks ago, and now has his sights set on the Olympics.

He is the captain of the U.S. Olympic boxing team and he is far and away the most talented amateur boxer in the world at 108 pounds. He is wise beyond his years, and he is also realistic. At 5’2, there is not much of a market for pro boxers at that height. He would be fighting much taller opponents and at 108 lbs. it would also be a challenge to get him fights and either go up or down in weight.

Davila has won so many awards it is hard to keep up with all of them, but several stand out, such as the 2013 and 2014 USA Boxing National Champion, and 2012 National PAL Champion as well as the 2012 National Golden Gloves Champion and 2012 USA Boxing National Championships Silver Medalist.

 

 

His legacy among the all-time great amateur boxers the U.S. has produced has already been cemented.

That is why the pride of New Brunswick has his sights set for Gold.

“That is my only goal, that is to represent the United States in the Olympics, I do not really want to go pro or anything like that,” Davila said on Double Jab Radio.

For full interview with Leroy click below.

 

 

 

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