This weekend the Ybarras Boxing Club traveled to Garden City Kansas, to compete in a five state show down.
Luis Joe Ybarra Jr, from Sproul Junior High in Security, competed in the 95lbs 12 yr old open division and out boxed Fernando Valdespino from Garden City Kansas in all three rounds winning a unanimous decision. Luis' boxing skills are already know around the boxing world and he has set his sights on being on a Junior World team and eventually the Senior World team. LuisJoe says that he has his heart set on the 2020 Olympics and is working hard to put himself in a position to compete for a spot.
Arturo Melo from district 11 competed in the 16-17 yr old, novice division also taking a unanimous decision over Jason Garra from Garden City. Arturo has seven straight wins with one knock-out and no losses and is quickly becoming a noticeable talented boxer says head Coach Joe Ybarra. Coach Leo Rivera and Coach Sonny Duncan Have been working to improve his boxing skills.
Kyara Velez from Fox Meadows Jr high competed in the 12yr old 115 lbs female novice division. Kyara stopped her opponent Rina Rodriquez in the the third round. Kyara is also a up and coming talented boxer who works hard in and out of the gym. She is also working hard to take her skills to the next level. Head Coach Joe Ybarra say that the coaching staff really likes working with her, she pays attention to detail and her foot-work is becoming more skillful.
Congratulations to all of them.