You may know him as Ashtray from “Euphoria,” but Javon “Wanna” Walton is out to make a name for himself in a completely different industry … telling TMZ Sports his goal is to be a boxing champion!!
The 17-year-old actor recently signed with Jake Paul‘s Most Valuable Promotions … and he told us he’s shifting his focus from entertainment to fighting.
“This is something I want to do for the rest of my life,” Wanna said. “It’s something I’ve been very passionate for a very long time, and it’s something that I care about a lot.”
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“Boxing to me, is just a release,” Wanna added. “I love every minute of it and, I mean, the ultimate goal is world champion and defending my titles for a very long time and becoming a Hall of Famer. That’s the real goal for me.”
But this isn’t something that just came up out of the blue — Wanna explained his parents would watch boxing all the time when he was a kid … and naturally, he fell in love with the sport.
In fact, Wanna — who started training when he was four years old — now has 80 amateur bouts under his belt, including multiple tournament wins and Georgia state titles … and went into detail on why he decided to team up with Jake’s promotion.
“I wanted to go somewhere where I knew that I was gonna be valued, and a place that I knew that they were going to care about me a lot, and a place with a lot of talent,” Wanna added. “Everyone over at MVP is very talented and they’ve all done such amazing things in their career.”
Wanna praised Jake for being a “very sharp” and “super laid back” guy … and told us he hopes to learn from the YouTuber-turned-boxing star.
We asked Wanna straight-up where he saw himself in 10 years … and he’s confident in his future.
“In boxing, I’m a world champion and I’ve been defending my belts for a very long time. And I’m killing it, I’m killing it.”