July 16, 2024

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Boxing Club Holds Sparring Exhibition at SAC Funfest

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Salma Flores (blue) lands a punch on Lianna Chavez's (red) jaw during the Boxing Club's Spring Semester Sparring Exhibition outside of the Loftin Student Center April 24. Photo by A. De Leon.

San Antonio College students gathered outside of the Loftin Student Center to watch members of the Boxing Club compete in a sparring exhibition during SAC’s Funfest celebration April 24. 

Rudy Guevara (blue) and Cameron Rankin (red) trade punches during the Boxing Club's Spring Semester Sparring Exhibition outside of the Loftin Student Center April 24. Photo by Ruth Paul.

Organized by SAC’s Office of Student Life, Funfest featured food and music, a dunking booth, rides, fiesta medals, and the opportunity for 20 of the approximately 40 Boxing Club members to fight in 10 matches.

Salma Flores focuses on her opponent during the Boxing Club's Spring Semester Sparring Exhibition outside of the Loftin Student Center April 24. Photo by Ruth Paul.

Headed by Coach Hector Ramos, the club teaches members to box with proper technique while building self-discipline and improving both physical and mental health. 

Boxing Gloves lie on a table while fighters help build the ring during the Boxing Club's Spring Semester Sparring Exhibition outside of the Loftin Student Center April 24. Photo by Ruth Paul.

“This event is really important to those students who come home after class with stress and frustrations,” Ramos said. “It allows them to show off their skills while having fun.”

Carlton Barney (blue) stares down David Francis (red) during the Boxing Club's Spring Semester Sparring Exhibition outside of the Loftin Student Center April 24. Photo by Steven Howard.

Members of the Boxing Club also have the opportunity to practice off-campus at the Ramos Boxing Gym in South San Antonio. The gym has produced multiple Golden-Glove winning fighters.

From left to right: Cameron Rankin, Coach Hector Ramos and Rudy Guevara smile while waiting for the match's result during the Boxing Club's sparring exhibition outside of SAC’s Loftin Student Center April 24. Photo by Steven Howard.
A. De Leon

A. De Leon

Agustin De Leon is the photo editor for SAC Student News and an officer for the Society of Physics Students. An accomplished photojournalist, commercial photographer and lover of science, De Leon plans to transfer to UTSA in 2025 to complete a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Physics.
A. De Leon

A. De Leon

Agustin De Leon is the photo editor for SAC Student News and an officer for the Society of Physics Students. An accomplished photojournalist, commercial photographer and lover of science, De Leon plans to transfer to UTSA in 2025 to complete a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Physics.