Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/28/14

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 2: Raushee Warren (R) boxes Samir Mammadov of Azerbaijan during their semifinal bout in the 51kg division of the AIBA World Boxing Championships at the UIC Pavilion November 2, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Rau'shee Warren is making American boxing history in London because nobody tells him what to do. He proved it four years ago at Workers Gymnasium in Beijing when he didn't listen to his Olympic coaches encouraging him to attack South Korea's Lee Ok-sung in the final round. Warren danced and circled with his hands at his waist in the final seconds of a one-point loss, weeping when he finally realized he had lost his opening bout in his second straight Olympics. Three months after that defeat, Warren again proved his independence when he decided to become the first three-time Olympian in U.S. boxing history. ''I feel like in boxing, your mind has to be strong,'' Warren said. ''If you have a weak mind, you'll let the outside distract you, because in the Olympics, there's a lot of pressure. People are telling you to do this or this, and there's a lot on your back. So mentally, you have to block that stuff out to get to what you want to achieve.'' Family, friends and the boxing world...
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