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Madison boxer fighting for spot in 2016 Olympics

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His career boxing record is 70-and-4, but Madison native Chris Ousley isn't resting until he gets what he desires.

"I'm going to be honest, I won't be satisfied until I make the Olympic team," Ousley said.

He is currently fighting for a spot on Team USA, but fighting is what Ousley has done his whole life, fighting the odds.

"I grew up on the south side of Chicago. My father was always incarcerated my whole life. I wouldn't want no kid to witness what I witnessed growing up," Ousley said.

His freshman year of high school in Chicago, Ousley watched his friend get shot.

"After that, my mom knew it was time for us to get out of Chicago and for us to get away from that life," Ousley said.

Ousley moved to Madison where he enrolled as a sophomore, but the transition was difficult. Ousley struggled in school and was involved in numerous fights. Then, he met biology teacher Heather Dwyer, who helped him adapt.

"He was a kid that needed a little extra direction and I was happy to be there to give him that direction," Dwyer said.

"That's why I thank her so much for everything she did for me because without her I wouldn't be where I am today," Ousley said.

Ousley graduated from Memorial on time and ended up going to college. It was at that time, after witnessing a boxing match in person, when he picked up a love for the sport.

"I told my family, 'I'm going to try boxing. I want to pick the gloves up and try.' Ever since then, I've just been moving up the ladder since then."

Ousley has just four losses in four years. All of his defeats coming to national champions. In June 2015, Ousley went out to Colorado Springs. He had five fights in five days at the Olympic Trials Qualifier. Ousley went 4-1. That was enough to make him one of six from his 165 pound weight class to qualify for the Olympic Trials, which will be fought in December.

"My team was happy with what I accomplished, but I'm still not satisfied, The only thing on my mind is the trial Olympics. I sleep, eat, breathe Olympics. I stay in shape. I stay fight ready. I'm very confident. I can hang with any guy. I hope they're ready because it's going to be a hell of a tournament and I can't wait. I'm excited for it," Ousley said.

Ousley and his team are raising money for his trip to the Olympic Trials. If you would like to donate, click on the link. Bob Lynch Foundation: http://boblynchboxingfoundation.org/donations/

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