Héctor Colón believes that boxing truly saved his life. Bullied for the color of his skin and growing up in poverty, boxing brought structure and discipline to Héctor’s life. And he was good at it, to say the least. Héctor became a 7X national champion and traveled all around the world with the US team. At just 19 years old, he was favored to go the Olympics. Soon after, though, Héctor completely quit the sport of boxing to pursue something that was bigger and more important to him.
Hear what made Héctor quit boxing despite his immense success in the ring, and the ways in which he has carried his legacy with him throughout his career to get to where he is today