“I’m just worried about doing the things I love,” Javon added on a recent day, by which he meant he was just staying focused on his passions rather than any trade-offs. “They brought hospice in, Wanna,” Jessica said. At only 11-years-old Javon “Wanna” Walton has already started making waves in the world of boxing and gymnastics. Required fields are marked *. He noticed that Javon’s hooks were hitting, his elbows tight. Javon was just 4'9"—that’s short for a seventh grader, especially one who had to punch back at all the bigger kids he faced in the ring. “You wanna be grown already, don’t you?” DJ said, grinning. That’s because as he grows, he will compete in a new weight class each year. Sometimes the dreams of boys grow too large and seem unrealistic. Javon Walton Bio, Age, Career, Net Worth, Height & Weight. “Why be one champ when I wanna be two?” he said, before backflipping into a boxing ring. Javon was willing to miss it as long as he and DJ could keep training during filming, so he could be ready for the 2020 qualifier this summer. He became the first kindergartner in the history of the school to make the gymnastics team. He now wanted Olympic golds in both. Eskimo-Indian OIympics Star Kyle Khaayák’w Worl, 'I Was Training for the Tokyo Olympics. The lodge had a pool and an arcade and a water park. It was about a week after his 13th birthday, in late July 2019. He’d set himself the target date of 2024 for the Olympics, because he’d be 18 by then, the youngest age that boxers are allowed to compete. Then Hollywood casting agents became aware of his poise and confidence and began suggesting their own ideas about where his special blend of dedication and charisma could take him. He got his nickname “Wanna” because he wanted to do everything when he was little. “The bond is unbreakable.”. I’m READY!!!! My whole tribe is Moms got skills #JessicaTheGreat ⏩ #Mittwork #MomCoach #teamonward #onwardfightteam #wannafight ⏩ @onwardboxinggym #Waltontribe, A post shared by Javon “Wanna” Walton (@onwardwanna) on Jun 7, 2018 at 11:07am PDT, Just a kid from Shaolin trynna tell you how it is. It’s an Icy Girl takeover! Kick-starting his career, it all started when the young star’s passion was ignited through seeing his family most particularly his dad training and gyming very hard on a daily basis. He had to submit a video showcasing his skills as an athlete and he had to compete against thousands of kids and he was chosen along with some other phenomenal young athletes. After the arcade, the Tribe went back to the rooms, and Javon climbed into the bottom bunk. “Man, lift your elbow up on the hook!” DJ called to his son, as he circled, swinging. His mother, whose name is yet unknown to the media is also a full supporter of Javon and family with the assistance of her husband DJ Walton. Still, on the path to Team USA, losses will be inevitable, especially at the junior level. After seeing Javon on Steve Harvey, a casting director named Jennifer Venditti reached out to DJ and asked if Javon would consider auditioning for a new HBO show called Euphoria, about suburban teens who face drug abuse, cyberbullying, and sexual pressure. Great players. BY AGE eight, Javon had qualified for the Junior Olympics in boxing. No one realized that these would all be canceled due to health concerns over the pandemic. He attacked the floor. Meet Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, the 11-year-old boxing and gymnastics prodigy PHOTO CRED: Under Armour By Mukwele Mboh June 7, 2018. Many seem to believe they can do it all without at least initially recognizing that there are some important losses and gains that come along with ambition. “Let’s make sure you’re keeping your lead hand a little bit tighter when you’re taking your countersteps. Your email address will not be published. At age 13, Javon now has nearly 260,000 followers on Instagram, plenty of viral stunt clips, his own IMDb page, and seemingly more jobs to juggle than any one person might reasonably manage. We investigate. Or perhaps it is the other way around, and the boy simply outgrows his dreams. The UA next campaign and commercial led to Javon develop more fame than he already had but despite being in this commercial his family is not letting the fame get to his head. As the sun rose over the Chicago skyline, the teenager stood outside on the rooftop of an apartment building, his boxing gloves raised, hitting Dad’s mitts. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.