Sarah has been boxing at Uppercut Gym since 1997. She has competed and coached in various amateur boxing tournaments including MN Golden Gloves, National Women’s Golden Gloves, Regional and National USABoxing, Ringside, and PAL. Sarah is versed in all aspects of boxing and draws from her experience as a boxer, official and coach. Sarah is currently a registered USA Boxing Association, teaches classes and provides personal training at Uppercut Gym. You can reach Sarah at email@example.com.
Before coming to Minnesota, Joe Amouta trained as an amateur and professional boxer at various gyms in both California and Texas. In California he had a successful record as an amateur - winning the 2009 California district and regional championships and the 2009 Coachella tournament. He competed in the USA Elite National Championships during the same year before turning pro at the age of 19. As a professional boxer Joe trained with Freddy Roach at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. He was privileged to participate in Manny Pacquiao's training camp in preparation for the Ricky Hatton fight in 2010. After Joe's first professional bout in California he moved to Fort Hood/Killeen, Texas. While there, he continued to train on his own and teach boxing classes for both adults and teens before moving to Minneapolis in 2013. Joe came to Uppercut for a place to continue his professional boxing pursuits. Since arriving here he has gone undefeated as a pro boxer. He also teaches classes in Uppercut's teen program and works with both adults and youngsters to train them in strength, conditioning and boxing technique.
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Marlon joined Uppercut Boxing Gym in 2012 where he found his passion for the sport. He is a USA boxing certified as a boxer and coach. Marlon's has more than 10 years' experience in mentoring, advising, and educating at-risk teens. He strongly believes in the limitless potential inside each person and he applies this as the foundation to every lesson plan. Marlon founded and led a successful Boxing Club at a metro area high school and has been personally recognized for his integral role in the social and educational success of his students by building a boxing community where students learn not just to box, but to actualize their full individual potential. His current boxing clients range in age from 6 to 74, he firmly believes that boxing is for everyone and he finds working with a diversity of clients to be deeply rewarding.
Marlon's training sessions are tailored to the individual. He begins with discussing goals and expectations and then a specialized lesson plan will be put in place that is designed to be flexible to push you while adjusting to your current level as it develops.
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Ray grew up on a boxing family, his dad Ray Sr. was a Golden Glove Champion and went on to fight pro in New York. His Uncle Donny Nelson was a professional cutman for a number of pro fighters on the east coast. Ray Jr. has 20+ years in and around boxing and know his craft in boxing.
Ray Jr. is continuing his father legacy at Uppercut training from beginners to pro’s. Please email or text for pricing.