USA Boxing Grassroots in the News - Week of June 20
by USA Boxing
City of Coachella Honors Local Boxer, Jocelyn Camarillo During City Council Meeting
Local boxer and two-time national champion, Jocelyn Camarillo was honored by the City of Coachella during a city council meeting on June 8th for her 2021 USA Boxing National Championship title.
During the meeting, the city council presented her with a certificate of achievement and said the following:
“We hereby congratulate Jocelyn Camarillo for winning the 2021 USA Boxing National Championship in 48kg and urge all citizens of the City Coachella to join in honoring her dedicated achievement.”
Ray Rinaldi takes some hits, but nothing will keep him out of Syracuse’s boxing rings
Ray Rinaldi was surprised recently to hear about a new mural honoring him. Rinaldi, who turns 93 this year, and whose name is inscribed on plaques in three Halls of Fame, should be used to public tributes by now. Still, he was excited and went to check it out.
For Aaron Garcia Jr. and his family, boxing became a lifeline
Even at just 18, Aaron Maxiumus Garcia Jr. knows the worst pain life has to offer doesn’t come on the canvas floor that has given him both challenge and refuge.
So when the recent Payson High honors graduate steps into the ring this weekend at the Rocky Mountain Regional Golden Gloves tournament, he will ignore the butterflies and chase a dream he holds for himself — and his younger brother. Garcia won the state Golden Gloves title at 112 pounds in May, and hopes to do the same at the regional tournament this weekend at the Utah State Fairpark.
Any Body Can brings youth boxing and positive message to Ramona
The Any Body Can Youth Foundation hosted a USA Boxing-sanctioned amateur boxing exhibition with 14 bouts at the Ramona High School basketball gym on Saturday.
Founded in 1957 by legendary boxer Archie Moore, Any Body Can promotes positive lifestyle choices to steer children away from being involved with gangs and drugs. Terence Shigg, executive director of the San Diego-based ABC Youth Foundation, said that providing kids with a positive outlet helps them succeed in life.
A leap of Faith: Father’s passing on their Knowledge of Boxing
A vision was cast a decade ago and it’s now a full-fledged reality for all who make up the inner circle of the Knowledge Boxing Center. It’s taken days, months, and years of dedication and commitment from coaches Daryl Hinmon and John Richardson, who juggle fatherhood, careers, and their love of coaching the sport of boxing.
Boxing club in Newport News gives young people a fighting chance
The streets offer little forgiveness for life’s mistakes. Second chances often vanish like a distant echo of gunfire. Consider the research that ranks guns as the number one cause of death among children and teens. But behind the doors of the Gladiator School Boxing Club in Newport News, young people are fighting to stay out of trouble.