Shawn Simpson

USA Boxing

Birthdate: November 18, 1993
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Height: 5-4
Weight class: Flyweight/114 lbs
Coach: Nate Jones
Began boxing: In 2004, everybody in his family boxed and it was something to help keep him off the streets

2012 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION
THREE-TIME NATIONAL PAL CHAMPION 
OLYMPIC TRAINING PARTNER 2012 OLYMPIC TRIALS SILVER MEDALIST
2009 JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPION

Favorite boxer: Adrien Broner because that’s my big bro, he’s taught me a lot and is funny
Greatest asset in the ring: Hand speed, footwork and body work
If Shawn wasn't boxing, he would be: In school studying to be an accountant
Biggest inspiration: My dad because if he wasn’t in my life, I would not have seen a boxing ring
Greatest motivation: To see my family doing well in the future
Biggest goals in boxing: Win gold at the 2016 Olympic Games and become a world champion
Biggest goals outside of the ring: Just to make sure my family never has to work
If Shawn could travel to anywhere in the world, he would go to: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and hopefully that’s where I’ll be in 2016
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite TV show: Martin, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart TV show
Favorite movie: Hot Rod, Space Jam
Favorite training music: R&B
Favorite part of the Olympic Training Center: Food and the training
Did you know? My coach, Nate Jones was a 1996 Olympic bronze medalist
 
2011 Achivements

USA Boxing National Championships: dec. Emmanuel Folly, Philadelphia, Pa., 17-7, in the second round; lost dec. to Emilio Sanchez, Pacoima, Calif., 24-18 in the quarterfinals.  
 
Last Chance Qualifier: dec. Gino Padilla, Las Vegas, Nev., 24-10, in the preliminaries; dec. Rogelio Garcia III, Edinburg, Texas, 24-18 in the semifinals; dec. Ernesto Degadillo, Dallas, Texas, 13-8, in the finals.