Champion boxer from Palatine looking to go pro
Aug 14, 2014 5:30 AM -
As a 17-year-old, Javier Rivera of Palatine was a Chicago Golden Gloves champion. Two years later, his trajectory in boxing is still progressing upward. The 19-year-old has risen to be a top fighter in his weight class, beating boxers far more experienced, and recently won the Ringside Tournament Championship. "For me to stay out of trouble, the way I would look at it was, 'Stay after school and do sports.'" he said.