Three-time female boxing champ from Pacific Beach on track to make history at 2020 Olympic Games
After having her weight class omitted in the 2016 Olympic Games, Danyelle Wolf is determined to dominate her opponents in order to fulfill a lifelong dream.
Danyelle Wolf Is a three-time United States boxing champion who is trying to take the 2020 Olympics by storm. At 35 years old, Wolf was not sure she would ever get the chance to represent her country on the biggest boxing stage in the world. During the run up to the 2016 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee decided to leave the 152-pound welterweight class out of the competition. This left Wolf out without somewhere to compete in the contest she had been working towards since she was in the first grade.
Wolf thought that was her last chance to compete on the Olympic stage, so she pivoted her training to Mixed Martial Arts rather than just strictly boxing.
The Pacific Beach woman left the ring and went overseas to train at all the top mixed martial arts schools, which included facilities in Thailand and in New Zealand.
“After the 2016 Olympic Games, I couldn’t stand around waiting for the 2020 Olympic Games, so I crossed over into MMA,” she said.
Within five months, Wolf added three jiu-jitsu titles to her name, she won gold in the IBJJF jiu-jitsu world championships and double gold in the jiu-jitsu world league championships.