While lucha libreis arguably far more popular in Mexico than boxing is, the country also has a known track record of producing excellent boxers that have performed on the world’s stage, in both amateur and professional events. One of the biggest and best known Mexican boxers would have to be Julio César Chávez, although female boxers are edging more and more into the spotlight. But where exactly can you go to try your hand at boxing in Mexico City? Here are the great locations you should be checking out.
Undoubtedly one of the most legendary spots to try your hand at a little boxing training in the Mexican capital, Romanza Gym has seen many a famous boxing face pass through its doors since it opened, notably Daniel Zaragoza and Juan Manuel Márquez. In total, 22 world champions have been trained here, so you’re among good company if you’re looking for a place to spar.
If you’re new to boxing and are looking for somewhere to kick start your potential talent for the sport in Mexico City, look no further than Boxing Pro. This gym, located in Narvarte, has a great reputation for hosting excellent group classes that will help you learn the basics of the sport. Unlike many boxing class venues, you also have access to top notch, modern equipment and facilities. A great venue for the boxing novice.
Founded by one of Mexico’s top female boxers, Ana María ‘La Guerrera’ Torres, REUCAM is a must visit boxing hotspot. Situated in Colonia Doctores, known as the home of the Cathedral of Lucha Lubre, Escuela de Boxeo also hosts boxing tournaments on a regular basis. Plus, with a name that literally stands for ‘Reunión de Campeones’ (Reunion of the Champions), you know you’re in for some top quality company and training.
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For any women looking to try out boxing for the first time, or keep on top of their fitness levels while in Mexico City, Women Box Fitness is a highly recommendable spot. With areas for women only training, it’s excellent for the beginner who would prefer to train in a more private environment. As well as great training space, they also offer one-on-one coaching and guidance for those needing a little more help.