Doña Ana County's 'Jos the Boss' is now a two-time national champion in boxing
DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. (KFOX14) —
There’s a 10-year-old girl who may be the smallest in her class, but is ranked No. 1 in the nation for packing a punch, proving size doesn’t always matter.
Weighing in at 60 pounds, Joscelyn Olayo-Muñoz— aka “Jos The Boss”— is the 2017 USA boxing national champion for her division.
Although small, she’s already taken home the gold for her second national title.
Joscelyn trains nearly everyday after school with her step dad/coach, Danny Melendrez.
"There's not much girls out here, so it's really cool just being the girl that represents Las Cruces,” Joscelyn said.
Joscelyn won the Junior Olympics in West Virginia over the summer and is also the New Mexico Silver Gloves champion.
While Joscelyn is dedicated to boxing, training on weekends, running 6 miles a day, she tells KFOX14 what ranks first for her.
"School comes first, then boxing, and so I need to keep my grades up, then keep on going with the boxing,” Joscelyn said.
Joscelyn said she looks up to other fighters out of Dona Ana County, such as Austin Trout and El Paso’s Jennifer Han.
After winning fights back-to-back, Doña Ana County Commissioners decided to give Joscelyn her very own day Oct. 11.
"It's truly is a dream to have this young lady represent Doña Ana County,” John Vasquez, Doña Ana county comissioner, said.
Vasquez adds, "I think is important to acknowledge excellence when you see it; it's not every day we see a rising star, somebody that gives us all hope."
Now that “Jos the Boss” is a two-time national champion in boxing for her division.
The president of the Dona Ana Boxing Club said she has a real shot at making to the USA Olympics team when she turns 17.