By Jessica Baker
Office of Councilmember
Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney
Cincinnati City Councilmember Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney and Hamilton County Commissioners, Cincinnati City Councilmembers, and community members came together on Fountain Square on August 10 for a socially distanced celebration of Duke Ragan and his accomplishment of winning a silver medal in boxing’s featherweight division at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The celebration featured proclamations from the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, past Olympic medalists, family members, friends, and supporters. Music was provided by DJ Diamond, as well as a performance by the QKidz.
Duke Ragan became the first professional boxer to compete at the Olympic Games for Team USA.
The 23-year-old from Cincinnati was one of three professionals on the U.S. Olympic Team alongside Keyshawn Davis and Troy Isley. A Golden Gloves national champion in 2016, Ragan made his world championship debut in 2017 with a silver medal. He turned professional in 2020 and compiled a 4-0 record with one by way of knockout.