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Jajaira Gonzalez's dream of the Olympics is one step closer
She is the first American boxer of either sex to medal at the Youth Games, and the first female American to win junior and youth titles — but everything was preparation for her step up to the U.S. Olympic women's boxing trials in Memphis next week.
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Jajaira Gonzalez poses during her workout at Azusa Youth Boxing Club, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Azusa, Calif. The 132-pound Gonzalez is considered the next major American amateur boxing talent with her combination of punch volume and toughness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Jajaira Gonzalez hits a boxing bag as she works out at Azusa Youth Boxing Club, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Azusa, Calif. The 132-pound Gonzalez is considered the next major American amateur boxing talent with her combination of punch volume and toughness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Jajaira Gonzalez, right, has her hands wrapped by her father, Jose Gonzalez, as she works out at Azusa Youth Boxing Club, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Azusa, Calif. The 132-pound Gonzalez is considered the next major American amateur boxing talent with her combination of punch volume and toughness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Jajaira Gonzalez, right, works out with her father Jose Gonzalez as she works out at Azusa Youth Boxing Club, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Azusa, Calif. The 132-pound Gonzalez is considered the next major American amateur boxing talent with her combination of punch volume and toughness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Jajaira Gonzalez works out at Azusa Youth Boxing Club, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Azusa, Calif. The 132-pound Gonzalez is considered the next major American amateur boxing talent with her combination of punch volume and toughness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Jajaira Gonzalez, left, shadow-boxes along with her brothers Jousce, center, and Joet as they work out at Azusa Youth Boxing Club, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Azusa, Calif. The 132-pound Gonzalez is considered the next major American amateur boxing talent with her combination of punch volume and toughness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Jajaira Gonzalez, right, gets a drink from her father ,Jose Gonzalez, during her workout at Azusa Youth Boxing Club, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Azusa, Calif. The 132-pound Gonzalez is considered the next major American amateur boxing talent with her combination of punch volume and toughness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Jajaira Gonzalez, left, works out as her father, Jose Gonzalez, watches at Azusa Youth Boxing Club, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Azusa, Calif. The 132-pound Gonzalez is considered the next major American amateur boxing talent with her combination of punch volume and toughness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jajaira Gonzalez's dream of the Olympics is one step closer

She is the first American boxer of either sex to medal at the Youth Games, and the first female American to win junior and youth titles — but everything was preparation for her step up to the U.S. Olympic women's boxing trials in Memphis next week.

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