Kona girl, 8, sets eyes on Olympic gold medal in boxing

  • Wailei‘a Duarte, 8, has big dreams of becoming a pro boxer.

  • Wailei‘a Duarte trains with Coach Timothy Williams at Honl’s Beach. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Wailei‘a Duarte throws a jab at Coach Timothy Williams. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

One little Kona girl has a big dream — to make it to the Olympics and win a gold medal in boxing.