Prince George’s Boxer Heading To Olympics

(Oxon Hill, MD) — A Prince George’s County native is heading to the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. Twenty-year-old Jahmal Harvey of Oxon Hill just punched his ticket to Paris by winning gold at the Pan-Am Games in Santiago, Chile in boxing’s featherweight division. The Potomac High grad is on the same path as another longtime PG County resident, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, who won gold as a light welterweight at the 1975 Pan Am Games before going on to win the gold medal at the `76 Olympics in Montreal. Harvey has plenty of time to train as the Paris Olympics don’t start until the end of July.

Jahmal Harvey of the United States celebrates defeating Cuba’s Saidel Horta in a men’s boxing 57kg final bout at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023.