Suspect #1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev — Wanted to Box for U.S.A

Tamerlan Tsarnaev — Boston bombing suspect #1 who was killed overnight — was training intensely as a boxer, and hoped to represent Team USA in the Olympics.

According to a site posting photos of Tsarnaev training at Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts Center in Boston — he wanted to be selected for the US Olympic team and become a naturalized citizen.

Tamerlan told the site he”d prefer to box for his native Chechnya, but since it”s not an independent country … he”d choose to box for the US.

Tamerlan describes himself as a Muslim who doesn”t drink or smoke.

A woman Tamerlan calls his girlfriend is also seen training with him in the pics.