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Early life and education
A 2005 graduate of Glenville High School in Cleveland Ohio, Gausha has been boxing since the age of 10. He started boxing under coach Bob Davis at The Glenville Recreation Center. He was later coached by Renard Safo. He is a 5 time Cleveland Golden Gloves Champion, 2 time USA National Champion, and 2012 USA Olympian. He scored the first knock out of the London Games.
After winning the USA National Title in 2009, Gausha competed in the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships and several international dual matches. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 Gausha participated in the World Series of Boxing under the auspices of the Amateur International Boxing Association.
On February 26, 2012 Gausha entered the USA Championship tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado as an unseeded at-large entry. He upset the field defeating a National Golden Gloves Champion, the #2 National Boxer and the previous #1 boxer. The tournament began with 64 boxers. Gausha won all 6 fights in a 7 day span.
On March 3, 2012 he captured the USA National Championship by defeating the previous champion.
On May 9, 2012 he won the quarterfinal match of the Continental Championship, the Americas Olympic Qualification Tournament in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. That victory gave him a guaranteed berth in the 2012 Olympics. On May 13, 2012 he won the gold medal in the Americas Olympic Qualification Tournament. The 165 lb/75 kg bracket included 19 national champions from South American, Latin American and North American countries including Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
On July 28, 2012 he won his first Olympic bout, defeating Armenian boxer Andranik Hakobyan, with a sensational knock out. On August 2, 2012 he exited the Olympics because of a controversial decision to India's Vijender Singh in a pre-quarterfinal bout.
On November 9, 2012 Gausha began his professional career when he knocked out Dustin Caplinger during a live national telecast; Showbox the Next Generation on Showtime.
Currently he is trained by coach Manuel Robles.
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