Boxing Articles

Inside Mark’s Training Camp: How Mark Salgado Prepared for His Pro Debut

Congrats to Mark Salgado for winning his pro debut against the very tough C’maje Ramseur. C’maje Ramseur was a 1-0 boxer with a strong amateur pedigree, fighting in his hometown Sacramento. We had seen him in the amateurs as he beat one of our fighters in 2017 and again at the Golden Gloves. Mark made a statement tonight beating him decisively, with a 1st round knockdown en route to a 4th round knockout.

Mark’s training camp was an entire team effort, all organized by Jesse Huerta with several team members stepping in and working together. I’ll dive into how we organized our training camp and the following topics below:
• How an entire community came together to support Mark: his coach, his S&C coach, running coach, photographer, chiropractor, sponsors, Dreamland Boxing, and our extended boxing community
• Mark’s Sparring Approach: Quality Over Quantity
• How we structured Mark’s training over 6 weeks to peak at the right time
• Mark’s weight cut and how he comfortably weighed in at 133lbs, 2lbs under the 135lb weight limit
• Mark’s grueling track workouts and how his HR monitor helped pace him both for his sprints and recovery runs
•How Mark’s training, both S&C and running, were designed to mimic his fight

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Conditioning for Boxing - Dreamland Boxing team running Mission Peak

Conditioning for Boxing

A fighter’s worst fear is gassing out in the ring. There’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and you have an opponent who will show you no mercy as he or she tries to knock you out.
Everyone knows you’re supposed to run. But how much? How far? Read more to learn how to optimize your conditioning for your next boxing match.

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Boxing 101: Coach Ian Cruz in competition

Boxing 101: There Is No One Right Answer

Boxing 101 – There is no one right answer in boxing!
I get asked a number of questions while coaching: Is the shoulder roll better than the high guard? Should I cross-block or keep my back hand by my cheek? Do I block the uppercut with the same-side hand, or do I use the opposite hand so I can free up my other hand for a counter-punch?

If you’re asking questions – great! The truth is, there’s no one definite answer to every situation. You’re in there with a live opponent who can react to your every move and pick up on your tendencies.

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This Week At Dreamland Boxing

Mark Salgado - 2nd Pro Fight

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (09/25/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (09/25/2021):
– Mark Salgado will be having his 2nd professional fight on 10/8/21 in Sacramento.
– Sandra will be fighting at the “Battle On Board the USS Hornet”, an amateur boxing event on the USS Hornet in Alameda, CA on 10/2/21. Doors open at 4PM.
– Sandra will be fighting on Mark’s undercard on 10/8/21 at the DoubleTree in Sacramento, CA.
– Happy bday to our coaches Dominic, Vanessa, and Travis!
– Mark Salgado got some rounds in with Ruben Villa (18-1) and Olympic alternate Charlie Sheehy
– Angel joined Mark for track workouts at Campbell Community Center.
– Intro to Sparring will be held every other Saturday. Members must have a physical on file to spar.
– Members only sparring has begun! It will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights, every other week, for members approved by a coach with a current physical on file
– The Willow Glen chess club meets at Dreamland Boxing on Fridays between 9AM-12PM on Fridays at 1PM-4PM on Sundays
Full video on www.iancruz.blog.

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Sandra Magallon and Jesse Huerta1 at Dreamland Boxing

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (09/18/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (09/18/2021):
– Mark Salgado got some rounds in with Ruben Villa (18-1) and Olympic Alternate Charlie Sheehy
-Intro to Sparring will be held every other Saturday. Members must have a physical on file to spar.
-Members only sparring has begun! It will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights, every other week, for members approved by a coach with a current physical on file
-Demarco Villalona and Cameron Gonzales started doing their track work with Coach Ian
-The Willow Glen chess club meets at Dreamland Boxing on Fridays between 9AM-12PM on Fridays at 1PM-4PM on Sundays
-Dreamland’s Summer Youth Boxing Camp, hosted by Coach Eric and Coach Dominic, is underway
-Stay tuned for updates on Dreamland’s 2nd Adelante / Moving Forward Boxing show on 11/20/21

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Mark Salgado and Ruben Villa

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (09/10/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (09/11/2021):
– Mark Salgado got some rounds in with Ruben Villa (18-1)
-Intro to Sparring will be held every other Saturday. Members must have a physical on file to spar.
-Members only sparring has begun! It will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights, every other week, for members approved by a coach with a current physical on file
-Demarco Villalona and Cameron Gonzales started doing their track work with Coach Ian
-The Willow Glen chess club meets at Dreamland Boxing on Fridays between 9AM-12PM on Fridays at 1PM-4PM on Sundays
-Dreamland’s Summer Youth Boxing Camp, hosted by Coach Eric and Coach Dominic, is underway
-Stay tuned for updates on Dreamland’s 2nd Adelante / Moving Forward Boxing show on 11/20/21

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Sandra Magallon and Jesse Huerta at Dreamland Boxing

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (09/04/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (09/04/2021):
-The gym will be closed on Monday, September 6th, in observance of Labor Day
-Intro to Sparring will be held every other Saturday. Members must have a physical on file to spar.
-Members only sparring has begun! It will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights, every other week, for members approved by a coach with a current physical on file
-Demarco Villalona and Cameron Gonzales started doing their track work with Coach Ian
-The Willow Glen chess club meets at Dreamland Boxing on Fridays between 9AM-12PM on Fridays at 1PM-4PM on Sundays
-Dreamland’s Summer Youth Boxing Camp, hosted by Coach Eric and Coach Dominic, is underway
-Stay tuned for updates on Dreamland’s 2nd Adelante / Moving Forward Boxing show on 11/20/21

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Sandra Magallon and Beki Light Sparring at Dreamland Boxing

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (08/28/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (08/28/2021)
– Beki Light (Pro), Kristian Vasquez (B Street Boxing), Joanne Castillo, and Arianna Cunha came by for sparring
– Intro to Sparring will be held every other Saturday. Members must have a physical on file to spar.
– Members only sparring has begun! It will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights, every other week, for members approved by a coach with a current physical on file
– Demarco Villalona and Cameron Gonzales started doing their track work with Coach Ian
– Thank you to Brett Ostrowski for more photos!
– The Willow Glen chess club meets at Dreamland Boxing on Fridays between 9AM-12PM on Fridays at 1PM-4PM on Sundays
– Dreamland’s Summer Youth Boxing Camp, hosted by Coach Eric and Coach Dominic, is underway
– Stay tuned for updates on Dreamland’s 2nd Adelante / Moving Forward Boxing show on 11/20/21

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Mark Salgado sparring at Dreamland Boxing

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (08/21/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (08/21/2021)
– Intro to Sparring began on Saturday, 8/14/21, and will be held every other Saturday. Members must have a physical on file to spar.
– Members only sparring has begun! It will be held every Tuesday and Thursday night for members approved by a coach with a current physical on file
– The Willow Glen chess club meets at Dreamland Boxing on Fridays between 9AM-12PM on Fridays at 1PM-4PM on Sundays
– Dreamland’s Summer Youth Boxing Camp, hosted by Coach Eric and Coach Dominic, is underway
– Stay tuned for updates on Dreamland’s 2nd Adelante / Moving Forward Boxing show on 11/20/21
Full video on www.iancruz.blog.

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