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Young boxing champ set to become Illinois’ greatest Athlete

You could call him "the Tiger Woods of boxing." According to his father, 11-year-old Joseph Awinongya Jr. is on his way to becoming the biggest athlete to come out of Illinois. The senior Awinongya should know, he's been training the four-time national junior boxing champion since he was two years old. Last year, Joseph Jr. won the national championship in Utah and just a few weeks ago, from the nationals in Utah with the number two spot in the country. "I would like to have finished number one," Joseph Jr. said, but that just makes me try harder to win." His father, Joseph Sr. was a professional boxer. A native of Ghana, he was brought to this country from Italy by the iconic boxing and controversial promoter Don King. After retiring with a string of championship titles under his belt, he devoted his time to training the youth in Joliet in the "sweet science" of boxing.