Meet some local students who have benefitted from the strength, discipline and focus they’ve learned from boxing.


Mia is one of our most consistent athletes! She trains daily with her coaches (and her dad!) to refine skill, increase endurance, and ensure she gives it her all every time.

Mia is quietly confident and doesn’t let anything stop her. She shows us what it means to keep fighting!

Mia shares with us “I’m so thankful for the opportunity to receive sponsorship help, knowledge, discipline, and guidance through the sport of boxing.”

Mia’s dedication and hard work paid off as proven with her 2022 Chicago Golden Gloves Female Novice championship.


What do you want to be when you grow up?
“A construction worker and then work in court as an attorney.”

What do you like about boxing?
“Hitting the heavy bag.”


Acha became interested in boxing watching it with her dad. Although Acha only saw mostly boys boxing on TV, she asked her parents if she could try it. Acha likes all parts of boxing, including the workouts, the conditioning drills, learning new skills and improving every day.


What do you want to be when you grow up?
“I want to be a chef because I like to cook and also I want to cook for myself over the years as I grow up.”

What do you like about boxing?
“I like to do sparring because when I spar I want to see what I need to improve on.”

Alejandro recently entered and won his first boxing tournament.



Esmerelda shows up daily to the gym, usually with her whole family, committed, and driven!

Adam, 9

What do you want to be when you grow up?
“A boxer.”

What do you like about boxing?
“The whole sport.”