WMBD/WYZZ-TV STAFF - PEORIA, IL - Amatuer Boxer Bruce Do has joined an elite group by earning his Golden Gloves.
It's a science as much as it is a sport. In the ring, its one-on-one, and that's the way ICC student Bruce Do likes it.
"Every fight you have, its gets better and better," said Bruce Do, Golden Gloves Boxer. "That's what I like about boxing. Everytime you fight, there is always a stronger opponent. That motivates me to train harder."
Do trains at the Peoria Athletic Clubs and Martial Arts Academy with his brothers and friends...So far in his young career, when he puts the gloves on, he doesn't lose. He is 8-0 in his career.
"He wins, we all win pretty much. All of us brothers, said Anthony Do, Brother. "We all helped him to win, everyone at the gym. It's a win for everybody."
Earlier this month, Do punched his way to four staight victories, and won a Golden Gloves boxing tournament, which is a highly regarded amateur program.
"I don't think of myself as any step higher as a champ after winning this tournament," said Do. "I still think that I'm stepping in the gym for the first time."
"Only a select few get to go to golden gloves, or make it into golden gloves. Lot of people go to golden gloves and compete but never make it as a champion," said Vicki Boisvert, Trainer.
Now Bruce has an even bigger goal. He'd like to fight in the Olympics in 2016.
"As long as I train hard in the gym, the fight is the easiet part, but the gym is the hardest
part right here," said Do.
Chances are that decision would be a knockout.