Joseph Awinongya, Jr. (Jojo) is well-known in junior boxing circles and his fans can follow him on his journey to greatness in the new documentary, “Fight in America – I Am Your Keeper,” now available for streaming on Amazon. Proceeds from the film will be used to help fund his travel expenses to more championships.
“I believe he is going to be a world champion one day and I want the world to see what I see,” said his father, Joseph Awinongya, Sr. “I want others to take a part in molding him to become the champion he’ll someday become.”
The name of Joseph Awinongya, Sr., is well-known to boxing fans around the world as a renowned boxing trainer and ex-Don King professional boxer. However, he surprised everyone when he decided to take his son, Jojo, with him on a national media tour, the setting of the movie.
Starring Joseph Awinongya, Sr., Joseph Awinongya, Jr. and gym owner and boxing trainer, Sam Colonna, the boxing movie is directed by Valerie Ayertey. The 2018 movie chronicles the journey of the younger Awinongya and what he learned on the media tour from those who helped him.
The 2018 documentary tracks the young athlete on the tour and takes an inside look at the hard work, dedication and training that goes into creating a champion. The movie follows Jojo as he receives sage advice from some of the best trainers and highest ranked contenders in the sport. The film takes viewers behind the scenes to see how boxing goals are accomplished.
Jojo is a 4-time National Champion and No. 1 in the nation. In 2017, he won the National Silver Gloves tournament, participated in the National Junior Olympics and won the U.S.A. National. He again took the National Silver Gloves tournament title in 2018. He recently received a Junior Athletic Achievement Award from Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White.
The young athlete has to balance training with schoolwork and is doing both with ease. Highly intelligent, Jojo gets good grades and is working above his actual grade level. He’s also an accomplished dancer who utilizes the training to remain light on his feet. In his spare time, he likes to hit the basketball court and swim.
“Fight in America” is a unique boxing movie and documentary that chronicles the making of a junior champion who is destined for greatness. It’s an entertaining, informative and inspiring film that parents and every youngster who aspires to be the best should see no matter what sport is their passion.
Company Name: Fight in America
Contact Person: Valerie Ayertey, Director
Country: United States