By David Gold

CejudoMay 6 - America's Henry Cejudo will compete for the first time since the 2008 Olympic Games in New York's Times Square as he steps up preparation for London 2012.

Cejudo took up boxing briefly during the period between winning gold in Beijing and his return to wrestling this week, but insists that he still has the hunger to compete.

"Is it worth me going back?" said the 24-year-old.

"Is it really worth it?.

"But I see that I'm still young; I'm still hungry.

"Some people say, 'Hey, what are you doing? Leave at the top.' It's not about that."

In February he resumed training and insists to achieve dreams you have to sacrifice.

Cejudo is the son of illegal immigrants from Mexico, and grew up in poverty before rising to become one of the stars of the last Olympic Games, taking gold in the freestyle 55kg.

He is training with USA Wrestling's national freestyle resident coach, Terry Brands, and Cejudo says that his style suits him ideally.

Cejudo says though that he will retire after the 2012 Games at the age of just 25, and has plans to focus on completing his studies and working in the not-for-profit sector.

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