Current professional world champion, the 31-year-old boxer also dreams of Olympic gold to double the pleasures.
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- What does it represent for you, a pro boxer, to compete in the Olympics?
- I never thought I could make a living from it.
I turned pro in 2013 and in a way I let that possibility go.
In Rio, in 2016, they opened the competition for male professionals, but I didn't realize that could offer me an opening.
Until 2019, when the Federation asked me to participate in the Olympic qualifying tournament.
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It was only then that it became concrete for me.
It took me a little time to think about it before I said yes, because professional boxing is my playground, that's what I love.
But hey, it was still to live the Olympics, I could not say no, if only vis-à-vis the little girl that I was and who dreamed of it in front of the television.
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