Napa Valley Youth Boxing: Al Amanecer, Napa SAL fighters placed on present | Sports activities

For the Register

Lower than a 12 months since its grand opening final fall, Al Amanecer Boxing Membership hosted its inaugural Battle on the Stables occasion on July 16 on the Solano County Fairgrounds.

The novice competitors at McCormack Corridor featured 21 bouts between youth boxers from 22 golf equipment in Northern California and as distant as Reno, Nev.

Co-sponsored by Rancho Uva Blanka Household Wines, the occasion was initially deliberate on the Rancho Uva Blanka Stables in American Canyon, however uncontrollable circumstances pressured the organizers to discover a fast substitute venue. So a late pivot modified the venue to the fairgrounds.

“For our first occasion, we’re actually happy with its success,” stated Al Amanecer coach Jesús Solís. “We’ve obtained lots of optimistic feedback from coaches, boxers, officers and attendees. We’re wanting ahead to internet hosting the occasion on the ranch subsequent 12 months, to make it a real Battle on the Stables.”

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Different sponsors of the occasions included The Good Purée of Napa Valley, Napa Police Officers’ Affiliation, The Coliseum in Napa, Ramirez Guzman Insurance coverage Company, Maldonado Bottling Service, Filippi’s Pizza Grotto and plenty of particular person donors, and the Napa Sheriffs Actions League, which donated using the boxing ring for the occasion.

Six Al Amanecer boxers and three from Napa SAL showcased their skills on the occasion, six of them making their boxing debuts.

Al Amanecer’s Yael Garcia, 12, defeated Juan Carlos Ramírez of Watsonville in a troublesome match within the Bantam 110-pound weight class.

“It was actually backwards and forwards, with every boxer asserting dominance,” Solis stated, “however Yael actually stood out within the third spherical and that propelled him to victory.”

Napa SAL’s Anthony Venegas, 8, earned his first win in his debut in opposition to Rory McClay of Harmony within the Pee Wee 70-pound class, whereas Alexander Neujah improved to 2-0 after a win over Yahir Vargas of Santa Rosa A&B within the Intermediate 110 -pound class.

Incomes silver medals for Al Amanecer have been Issac Juarez Aleman, 15, at 157 kilos; Marcos Navarrete, 13, at 100 kilos; Diego Ponce, 14, at 124 kilos; Yoel Casillas-Gonzalez, 12, at 183 kilos; and Enrique Rodriguez, 12, at 105 kilos.

Napa SAL’s Xavier Cruz, 14, had a powerful exhibiting at 119 kilos in the principle occasion once more Kameron Decker of Caballero Boxing whereas arising brief by choice.

“Our younger boxers actually did a fantastic job making ready for his or her bouts,” stated Al Amanecer coach Jesús Martínez. “It isn’t a simple factor to do to go up in a hoop on your first bout in entrance of so many relations and associates. I feel our boxers boxed effectively. However there’s room for enchancment, not just for the boxers but in addition for us as a training employees.”

Solis stated the Al Amanecer boxers did very effectively contemplating they’d far much less expertise than most of their opponents.

“We’re very happy with our group of younger boxers,” he stated. “These children have been coaching for under 9 months, some even much less, they usually went toe to toe with boxers who’ve been coaching for a lot longer. They’ve educated very exhausting and have realized quite a bit from this primary expertise in competitors.”

Martinez thanked Alejandra De Luna and Megan Solís of Al Amanecer for serving to set up the occasion.

“They put in an incredible quantity of effort and time into making the occasion nice for everybody,” the coach stated. “Even with the curveball we have been thrown of fixing the venue, they made it occur. I additionally wish to thank all of the sponsors and everybody who continues to help our boxing membership and our boxers. We can not hold our doorways open with out the continued help and donations.”

Subsequent up for Juarez Alemán is a match at 147 kilos in opposition to Michael Glazner of Crescent Metropolis on Saturday in San Ramon.

Al Amanecer Boxing Membership is a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing reasonably priced, high-quality boxing and conditioning courses for youth and adults. To study extra about its courses or tips on how to help its work as a donor or volunteer, go to, e mail [email protected] or name (707) 339-0660.


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