By Josh Blessing and Alex Kartman  |  BSU at the Games

“Boxing saved my life.”

Those words, spoken by Rau’Shee Warren echo the harsh past he left behind when he started boxing for Team USA.

Now competing in his third Olympic Games, Warren fights for a chance to bring gold back to his hometown of Cincinnati, where crime devastated the streets he grew up on.

Also check out our full photo gallery on Rau’Shee.

Josh Blessing is a junior telecommunications major and Alex Kartman is a graduate student studying digital storytelling at Ball State University. They both cover sports for BSU at the Games. Follow Josh, Alex and the BSU team at @JoshJBlessing, @ajkartman@bsuatthegames and www.facebook.com/bsuatthegames.