Athlete of the Week: Frankfort junior Robbie Greenwood

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WISH) – At just 117 pounds, you might not expect Frankfort junior Robbie Greenwood to throw these big punches.

“I’ve grown up around it really,”said Robbie. “My dad was a boxer back in the day and I’ve just done it since I was real little and my dad started letting me do competitions a few years back.”

Since age nine, Robbie has been racking up the boxing titles. He made it to the 2014 national junior Olympics, plus he won the 2014 golden glove award as a light flyweight.

“It’s just my lifestyle, from growing up around it, it’s like one of my favorite sports to do, helps me out with a lot of different things, helps me express myself,” said Robbie.

The training is grueling, three hours a day, three days a week. After school, he drives an hour from Frankfort to Indianapolis to train, but that’s not all.

“My other days I have equipment at my house and come in from school,”added Robbie. “I need to get my 5K in every day and my heavy bag work, double end bag, speed bag, skip rope crunches, pushups, all my calisthenics.”

His dad helps train him at home, and they have built a special bond. His mom left when he was three.

“He’s helped me out a lot. We get a lot of bonding time going from place to place.”

And it’s only pushing him to higher aspirations.

“I want to get on the USA team and go to as many ranking tournaments as I can.”

And Robbie is well on his way.

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