Michael Nelson

USA Boxing

Weight class: Featherweight/125lbs/57kg
Current city: Mansfield, Ohio
Birthdate: October 25, 1997
Height: 5-7
Coaches: Mike Nelson and Bill Salser
Gym: Tyger PAL
Occupation: Student
Began boxing: Michael started boxing at a young age because he loved the sport and had a dream of becoming a world champion.  
Most memorable career achievements: Winning gold at the 2013 Junior World Open to earn a spot on the 2013 National Team and represent Team USA in international competition
Biggest inspiration: His dad because he challenges him to work hard and have an open mind in and out of the ring
Greatest asset in the ring: Speed and movement
Michael is motivated the most by: Watching his role models achieve greatness
Favorite boxers: Floyd Mayweather and Andre Ward because they can adapt to any fighter
Biggest goals in boxing: To become an amateur world champion and to continue boxing professionally after amateur career is completed
Biggest goal outside of boxing: To inspire others to achieve their dreams and goals through sport  

2013 JUNIOR WORLD TEAM OPEN CHAMPION