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Joseph Awinongya Jr

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Joseph Awinongya Jr.
Real nameJoseph Jojo Awinongya
Weight(s)90 lb (41 kg)[1]
Height5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Born (2007-05-09) May 9, 2007 (age 14)
United States

Joseph Awinongya Jr (born May 9, 2007) is an American child boxer.


Awinongya is a four-time national boxing champion for his age divisions. In early 2017 he became the Junior Olympic National Champion at the National Junior Olympics and late 2017 and early 2018, he won the prestigious Silver Gloves National Championship. He started boxing with the help of his his father, Joseph Awinongya. He has worked with legendary boxing promoter Don King as he made his way around the globe as a fighter. In March 2018, he was featured in the film Fight in America.[2][3][4][5][6]


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Fight in America Himself Main Cast

Achievements and titles[edit]

  • Silver Gloves National Champion 2017 & 2018[7][8]
  • Junior Olympic National Champion 2017[4][9]
  • USA Junior Boxing National Champion 2017[10]


  1. "USA Boxing Boy's Bantam, Intermediate and PeeWee Rankings". teamusa.org. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  2. "Young boxing star shines in the US". ghanastar.com. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 2018-03-20. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  3. Sharos, David (17 July 2017). "Tournament brings boxers from across nation to Aurora". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Youth boxing: Awinongya takes his talents to National Junior Olympics". theherald-news.com. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  5. "Young boxer follows in father's footsteps despite risk". thetimesweekly.com. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  6. "9 Year old Ghanaian Boxer Tauted Next Floyd Mayweather". anapuafm.com. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  7. Scott, Robert (8 February 2017). "Joliet Youth Wins National Silver Gloves Tournament". jbhnews.com. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  8. "Illinois Honors Joseph Awinongya, Jr. with Achievement Award". NBC 2. March 1, 2018.
  9. "Boxing: Awinongya claims title at USA Boxing Junior Olympics". The Herald-News. July 2, 2017.
  10. Garbowski, Joe (2 July 2017). "Boxing: Awinongya claims title at USA Boxing Junior Olympics". theherald-news.com. Retrieved 2018-03-20.

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