Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva may have an adorably innocent face but the 10-year-old packs a mean punch. The adolescent boxer spends countless hours training and sparring at the gym with the hopes of one day taking home a gold medal at the 2024 Olympics. Her dedication to the ring and life as a young female in a male-dominated sport were recently highlighted in The New York Times’ documentary, “Girl Boxer: A 10-Year-Old Breaking Barriers.”
In the 6 minute clip, the budding athlete constantly leaves viewers in awe with her constant positivity and unwavering determination to reach her goals. Silva’s story is a true testament that you can break down barriers when you dream big and break a sweat.
Watch the full version of The New York Times inspiring documentary on Jesselyn Silva and her father, Pedro, HERE: