Interview with Julius ballo (@juliusballo)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

My dad used to be an amateur boxer, and he loved it. My grandpa told my dad he can not box anymore because he needs to take care of business and start a family. Later on, my dad did that then I came to the world. At just 6 weeks my dad brought me to one of the local boxing gyms just to smell it and my mom wasn’t happy with that lol. Then I started boxing at 3 years old. I had my first fight at 8 years old. I am now 17 years old with over 100 fights and a multi-national champion and 2-time international champion. I have traveled to different countries to fight like Ireland and England. My goal is to go to the Olympics and get the gold medal then turn pro and become a multi-world champion in different weight classes.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

One of the best times I’ve had so far in my boxing career is when I went all the way to England to fight. I went there and beat the kid and even knocked him down in the third round!

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Tips I would give to help other boxers to stay in this dangerous sport would be to hit and not get hit. Not getting hit will help you last forever.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I’m grateful for every person who helps me throughout the way to get to where I am today; but without my dad, I would never be in the position I am today without him. He was not only my first trainer but also guided me through the sport and taught me what had to be don’t to be the best.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I got so many messages from fans that on my page and because of how inspiring I am to the world because of my work ethic.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

There is something my dad told me since I was a baby that will stay with me forever. He said  “Sharks can’t go back, sharks can’t stop swimming. If a shark stops swimming, they die. BE A SHARK.”

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Follow me on Instagram “@juliusballo”.

 And subscribe to my YouTube: Julius Ballo

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