Maddy Swanson, a 19-year-old female boxer pursuing her dream in going to the 2020 Olympics, is a woman of immense willpower. Starting boxing at the age of 15, Maddy has not had as much experience as those who started from a very young age. However, she proves herself to stand with the greatest by pushing herself on the daily with training and implementing monumental self-control.
“Every single day I go to the gym, no matter if I’ve already trained five times that day, I still want to push myself even harder,” says the young boxer. Preferring early-morning workouts, “I usually like to set my alarms for really early in the morning. But I believe that before that alarm even goes off, my motivation is truly what gets me up” she says.
But perhaps what is most unusual about Maddy Swanson isn’t how hard she trains or the strict diet she consumes, but who is her in her corner of the ring, and in her life at home. Her Dad is former professional boxer, Benny Swanson. Swanson is both her coach and father figure. Benny has been a pivotal in helping understand who she wants to be inside the ring and in everyday life.