Athens first, Providence next for boxer

Updated: July 15, 2004, 5:21 PM ET
Associated Press

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- As long as he's waited to compete in the Olympics, boxer Jason Estrada is just as anxious to get the games over with so he can start his professional career.

Estrada missed the 2000 Sydney Games with a hand injury, and now the 23-year-old super-heavyweight is favored to medal next month in Athens.

"The main motive is me having a talent and not letting it go to waste," Estrada said recently at Manfredo's Gym, where he trains.

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