John Leonardo didn’t must look far for inspiration. His father, Donnie Leonardo, was a professional boxer earlier than him, and Leonardo wished to observe in his father’s footsteps.
“I wished to be identical to my dad, take after him and get into the ring,” mentioned Leonard (7-0-1, 4 knockouts).
That’s simply what Leonardo has accomplished. The 21-year-old from Manalapan, N.J. returns to the ring on Saturday, Could 14 when he faces Jostin Ortiz Maysonet (3-0, 3 KOs) on the Robert Deal with Lodge in Newark, N.J. Leonardo had an intensive novice background, profitable the 2016 N.J. Golden Gloves as soon as and the N.Y. Metros 3 times, and now he seems to duplicate that success within the professionals.
Leonardo spoke to The Ring’s Ryan Songalia about his inspirations, his desires and his influences.