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The boxing program teaches discipline and respect in a structured environment through which staff members train, teach, and instruct youths and adults ages 8 to 34 to perform to their highest potential in the sport. The San Fernando Boxing Club trains competitive amateur boxers and is dedicated to providing youth in the community a program that emphasizes sportsmanship, education, and physical conditioning, as well as mental, spiritual and emotional health.
If you're between the ages of 8 and 34, seriously interested in boxing and willing to train hard, this program may be right for you. Coaches are available to assist with training between 4 and 8 p.m. Mondays. The gym is a fully equipped boxing facility. The cost is $55 a year for on-line registration or $65 for paper registration with the U.S. Boxing Association and the department's San Fernando Boxing Club.
For more information, call 207-3127 or 207-3114. *Please note, this is not an exercise program.
Four San Fernando Boxing Club
boxers are winners in Boxing Show
Kudos to members of our San Fernando Boxing Club who represented San Antonio well in the Boxing Show held June 20 at Jesse James Leija/San Fernando Gym. Winners included Angel Campos, Itler Mbula, Richard Medina and Eduardo Terrazas. They competed against contenders from boxing clubs in San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Eagle Pass and the Rio Grande Valley. The next show will be Saturday, Aug. 15. For more information, call at 210-207-3151.
June 20 Boxing Show Winners (PDF)
USA Boxing National J.O. Championship Tournament
Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez (JR Male – 106 lbs) advanced to the USA Boxing National J.O. Championship Tournament in Charleston, West Virginia (June 8-13, 2015). Jesse made it to the championship bout in his division. However he lost his match by way of a split decision from the judges. He represented the Parks and Recreation Department and the South Texas Amateur Boxing Association well during this tournament.
USA Boxing Regional J.O. Championship Tournament
Laredo, Texas, May 2015
Our congratulations to the following participants who advanced after their bouts in Laredo:
Jesse Rodriguez, JR Male / 106 lb division
Christian Romero, BAN Male / 60 lb division
Grace Balderas, INT Female / 101 lb division
Emily Romero, PW Female / 55 lb division
They have now advanced to the USA Boxing National J.O. Championship Tournament in Charleston, West Virginia (June 8-13, 2015). Each fighter will represent both the San Fernando Boxing Club and South Texas Amateur Boxing Association during this annual event.
Congrats to Joel Maldonado (Men’s Novice Flyweight -114 lb division) and Luis Carrasco (Men’s Open Lightweight – 132 lb division) who competing in the championship round of this year’s San Antonio Regional Golden Gloves Tournament the weekend of Feb. 21.
Although they did not advance, they represented the program well. Overall the San Fernando Boxing Club had 12 participants get matched up over the first five days of the tournament.
All of our boxers proudly represented both our department and our boxing program during the regional Golden Gloves.
2014 Houston Open Ring Nationals, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1
Congratulations to Jason Limon, 13, who won a belt in the 90 pound open junior division. Jason competed at the Legends Sports Complex in the Woodlands.
2014 Ringside World Championships, Aug. 2-3
Jesse Rodriguez won his championship bout at the Ringside World Championship in Independence, MO, on Aug. 3. Congratulations to Jesse, who competes in the Boys-13-14 Category, 91-95 pounds. Also winning his championship bout was Cresencio Ramos, who competed in the Men's Senior Open Division. Congratulations!
Tanajara to compete for Team USA
Featherweight Hector Tanajara Jr. has been invited by USA Boxing to participate in the Second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, Aug. 16-18, 2014. Congratulations to Hector! He finished fourth in the 2014 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas.
Megan Martinez represents region
in 2014 National USA Junior Olympics Tournament
Megan Martinez lost her first bout at the 2014 National Junior Olympics in Charleston, WV, the week of June 10-14, eliminating her from the tournament. Hats off to Megan for a strong effort in her representation of the region. She advanced to the national tournament after her win in the 119-pound weight division in the Region 8 Junior Olympics Boxing Tournament at Woodlawn Gym here in San Antonio Memorial Day weekend.
2014 National Golden Gloves Tournament
After making it through three bouts, San Fernando Boxing Club boxer Hector Tanajara fell 3-2 to Gary Antonio Russell of Washington, D.C. in the semi-finals of the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas on May 17. Congratulations to Hector for representing San Antonio so well. Previously, Hector beat Samuel Rodriguez of Buffalo, NY, 3-0 in a 123 bout. He also defeated Sharone Carter, Jr., of St. Louis, MO, and Julio Luna of Kansas City, MO, Bantam Division bout.
Joshua Franco was eliminated after a 3-2 loss to Leroy Davila of New Jersey at 108 pounds. Franco had previously defeated Thomas Huitt-Johnson of Kansas City in his first round bout. Franco competed in the Light Bantam Division (108). The tournament continues through May 17. Kudos to Joshua for representing San Antonio so well at the national level.
The two boxers advanced to nationals after emerging as champions from the Regional Golden Gloves competition held in Fort Worth in early March.
2014 South Texas J.O. LBC Championship Tournament
April 25 – 27
Christian Romero, Age: Pee Wee (9) Weight: 55 lbs
Grace Balderas, Age: Bantam (12) Weight: 95 lbs
Jesse Rodriguez ,Age: Intermediate (14) Weight: 95 lbs
Megan Martinez, Age: Intermediate (15) Weight: 119 lbs
Ethan Perez, Age: Pee Wee (9) Weight: 60 lbs
Angel Campos, Age: Intermediate (13) Weight: 75 lbs
Jason Limon, Age: Intermediate (13) Weight: 85 lbs
The State Tournament will be held in San Antonio at Woodlawn Gymnasium on May 23, 24, and 25. All winners from the Gulf, South Western, West Texas, and Border Associations will be in San Antonio to box for the State Championship Titles.
2014 State Golden Gloves
Two San Fernando Boxing Club boxers emerged as champions from the Regional Golden Gloves competition held in Fort Worth in early March. They are Hector Tanajara, champion in the Bantam weight division (123), and Joshua Franco, champion in the Light Bantam Weight Division (108). Both fighters will advance to the Golden Gloves National Tournament in Las Vegas, NV, May 12 - May 17. Best of luck!
2014 Regional Golden Gloves
Winners in the regional competition, advancing to state at Fort Worth the week of March 1 were:
Edson Lozano, Champion, Novice/ Lt. Flyweight, 108;
Kendall Harris, Champion, Novice/ Heavyweight, 201;
Daniel Reed Runner-Up Novice/ Flyweight 114;
Josuha Franco, Champion, Open/ Lt. Flyweight, 108;
Luis Delgado Jr., Champion, Open/ Flyweight, 114;
Hector Tanajara, Champion, Open/ Bantam, 123;
Cresencio Ramos, Champion, Open/ Lightweight, 132;
Herman Torres, Champion, Open/ Heavyweight, 201;
Henry Arredondo, Runner-Up, Open/ Lt. Welter, 141;
Matthew Hernandez, Runner-Up, Open/ Lt. Heavyweight, 178;
Alfred Berlanga, Runner-Up, Open/ Heavyweight, 201;
The Joe Rubin Memorial Award Outstanding Boxer in the Open Division was awarded Hector Tanajara and Crescencio Ramos won the John "Rocky" Riojas Award. Congratulations to all the participants!
2014 Silver Gloves National Boxing Tournament, Independence, MO January 30 - February 1, 2014 Jesse Rodriguez, 14, won his division in the 85 pound weight class by winning two consecutive bouts the weekend of Feb. 1, 2014. Christian Romero competed as well, but was defeated in a single bout.
2014 Silver Gloves, Little Rock, AR
On Jan. 23, Jesse Rodriguez and Christine Romero won championships in their divisions and qualified for Nationals in Independence, MO, Jan. 30 through Feb. 1.
USA Boxing National Championship, Spokane, WA
Joshua Franco won second place in the tournament.