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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.