He may be preparing for a fight as early as September, but Bahamian middleweight boxer Tureano ‘Reno’ Johnson is taking some time out to focus on his Tureano Johnson Outreach Ministries. He hosted a motivational session on Zoom yesterday afternoon.
Johnson spoke on the topic ‘Fighting COVID with a positive outlook’.
In addition to being a world-class elite boxer, Johnson is also a motivational speaker, empowering young males to “be the change they want to see”. His overall vision, mission and objective is centered around saving young men. At the same time, he said he is not neglecting the young women. His wife Natania Johnson works closely with him.
The hour-long seminar discussed how to push through adversities in accomplishing goals, removing doubt while working on the outcome, setting realistic goals and developing a healthy mindset.
In the coming weeks, he is expected to have special guest speakers such as Olympian track and field athlete Andretti Bain and bodybuilding champion Jimmy Norious.
“This week we are focusing on creativity, being innovative and showing resilience. It’s now during this pandemic we need to show those qualities more than ever,” Johnson said.
The non-profit organization started back in 2008 but he officially got it underway in 2012. Johnson has done some tutoring as well, catering to young men at the Carmichael Road Police Station. Being someone keen on fitness, he also did some physical training with young men.
As a result of the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson said he has been unable to meet with young men in recent times. His love for his country is one of the reasons why he started this non-profit organization.
Johnson, a Christian, said that it is only through God that he has made it this far.
The Olympian boxer, a quarter-finalist in 2008 in Beijing, China, is one of the more noted and outspoken professionals in the middleweight class. He holds the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) middleweight title.