For Immediate Release
Light Welterweight Ravven Brown
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (September 13, 2019) – Next month when No. 1 ranked light welterweight Ravven Brown enters the ring at the Elite Women’s World Championships, it’ll mark her first participation in an international tournament.
“Now,” she explained, “I look at it as a blessing in disguise. I then needed a job, so I started working at a Boys and Girls Club (in San Antonio, TX) and I overheard noise upstairs in the gym. I went there to check it out and that’s when I met (coach) Jeffrey Mays. He told me to hold off on the Navy and to trust him.”
She trusted him and today the Atlanta native has already captured two gold medals, 2018 Elite National Championships and 2018 Eastern Elite qualifier, and placed at four other tournaments. And already she’s preparing to compete in the largest amateur boxing tournament in the world, excluding the Olympics, which will be held October 3-13 in Ulan Ude, Russia.
“I have never been out of the country (U.S.) and this will be my first time. I’m glad my first time going overseas will be to represent my country doing what I love.”
She has taken full advantage of training with her teammates at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, which has helped her accelerate her amateur boxing career to the point where she’s fighting the best in the world on even terms.
“I’ve been able to prepare with the best training in Colorado Springs,” she added. “The intensity level is very high compared to our gym back home, and we have access to a lot more here. It’s the best of the best, so I have no choice but to improve.”
“No special meaning,” Ravven answered. “My mother loved the actor that played on the Cosby Show. The two ‘v’s’ came because my mom couldn’t take the pain and she was given stronger medicine. Then she mistakenly put two ‘v’s’ in my first name. I love it because it’s different and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
The U.S. Navy’s loss was USA Boxing’s gain.
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