USA Boxing Surprises Olympic-Bound Boxer With a Unique Gift Before the Highly Anticipated Paris Games

Published 02/13/2024, 12:32 AM EST

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“My defense is way better than all my supers.” Before the Olympic games, an American boxer, Joshua Edwards, commented that drew attention to his confidence for the upcoming heavy days. In those lined-up contests, the Paris Olympic contention holds the most weight. On that estimate, the 23-year-old boxer has been on a mission to take every guard possible against the challenges. Meanwhile, Joshua received special guidance and gear from the US Olympics behemoth, Team USA, in this mountainous endeavor. 

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Joshua Edwards can’t thank enough Team USA 

Joshua Edwards received a special custom-made mouthguard from Team USA. With “2024 Team USA” imprinting on it, the mouth gear seemed to be perfectly sized. “It fits really snug”, the Olympic-bound boxer attributed. Meanwhile, the USA Boxing’s IG handle captured and posted the whole frame on IG. The caption said, With 2024 being such a big year, we had to get a new mouthguard design for the team”. However, the backend process of the mouthguard seemed to be unmatched as well. 

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The Impact Mouthguard was at the forefront to come up with the custom-made gear. In collaboration with Team USA, the brand performed a schedule to take the mouth size of the 94-kg weight-class boxer. After a few weeks of scheduled meeting, the brand gifted the piece to Joshua. However, the Melvin Malone-trained boxer couldn’t hold his joy, conceding his thankful words. As of now, he is thoroughly upping the ante for his Olympic berth that he earned last year. 

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The Olympic chances the boxer represents 

Joshua Edwards confirmed his Olympic token last year after winning the gold medal in the Pan American Games. The Paris Olympics chance was an ethereal bestowal to him, as he missed the same berth in 2020. But Joshua’s grit for the same gave out a different lore of resilience. In 2021, the Houston native went through a hernia operation. Soon, his career faced a dismal situation. “There were times where I wanted to quit” was Joshua Edwards’s observation from that situation. But with a turn of fate, the lanky boxer rose again. 

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Some back-to-back victories in elite boxing championships and an eclectic mindset sent him to where he is right now. So riding on that and with the gift from Team USA, the boxer now eyes to set Houston on the Olympic map again. 

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Prasun Chakrabarty

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Prasun Chakrabarty is an Olympic Sports Writer for EssentiallySports, who specializes in covering aquatic arena events. Post his experiences with popular publications including PinkVilla, Prasun began his days in ES, by actively covering two prime events - 2023 US Open Swimming Championships and the 2024 TYR Pro Swim Series. Prasun's coverage extends beyond the pool, and he takes specific interest in the progress of the triangular rivalry between track and field stars, Sha’Carri Richardson, Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. You can follow him on:-
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