Interior photo, Champ Nation Boxing Gym, http://instagram.com/p/PkctDNDNOT/
There's a new boxing gym in West Oakland, right on Magnolia Street!
Champ Nation Boxing Gym, a family and youth oriented gym that is focused on serving local youth, had a soft-opening on Saturday, Sept. 22. According to founder Ben Bautista, founder of San Francisco's Straight Forward Boxing Club, "Everyone, including young people, business employees, as well as professional and amateur boxers can come to Champ Gym and feel safe, train hard, and become better people. Champ Nation was created to help build lives of champions, both inside and outside the ring.”
Champ Gym is 6,000 square feet; Saturday's opening event featured local special guests, including Juaquin Gallardo, 2012 Olympian Jose Ramirez, and SFC fighters including flyweight world champion Ava Knight (NorCal No. 7), junior welterweight contender Karim Mayfield (NorCal No. 4), and amateur world silver medalist Raquel Miller.
Champ Nation Boxing Gym is located at 2635 Magnolia St., Oakland. The gym phone is (510) 222-2269 and they are signing up members now.