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Community Spotlight: Ali Ahmed (Dreamland Boxing)

This week’s Community Spotlight feature is on Ali Ahmed, a professional boxer at Dreamland Boxing. Ali is the most disciplined athlete I’ve ever met – he stays in shape year round and never fluctuates in weight. In this interview, we discuss his amateur career, winning the Golden Gloves, the Olympic Trials, his diet, training during Ramadan, and adapting to the current shelter-in-place.

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Community Spotlight: Alex Rodriguez (Dreamland Boxing)

Today’s Community Spotlight feature is on Dreamland’s own Alex Rodriguez. Alex has been boxing for since he was a teenager and previously fought for Dreamland in 2016-2017. In this interview, we talk about his time in boxing and placing at the Golden Gloves, fighting undefeated pro Tony Munoz, the mental side of boxing, the books “Top Dog” and “Born to Run”, his journey into trail racing, the Big SURreal Virtual Marathon, and more!

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Coach Ian Cruz, Luis Rodriguez and Sara Koshfam

Community Spotlight: Sara Koshfam (Dreamland Boxing)

Today’s Community Spotlight feature is on Dreamland’s own Sara Koshfam. Sara has been boxing for around 7 years and been training and coaching at Dreamland for the past 2. In this interview, Sara takes us through her journey walking into a boxing ring, having her first fight (overseas!), training at Dreamland, coaching, sparring world class fighters such as nationally ranked Alexis Gomez, and how she’s keeping herself busy today.

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This Week At Dreamland Boxing

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (12/11/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (12/11/2021)
– Stay tuned for news on Mark Salgado’s next fight!
Mark got some rounds in with Justin Cardona (6-0)
-Dreamland will be closed 12/20 – 12/26 for Christmas
-Dreamland will be hosting a show on 2/19/22
– 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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This Week at Dreamland Boxing (12/04/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (12/04/2021)
-Dreamland will be closed 12/20 – 12/26 for Christmas
-Dreamland will be hosting a show on 2/19/22
– 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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This Week at Dreamland Boxing (11/27/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (11/20/2021)
– Three nationally ranked boxers came by the gym for sparring with Mark Salgado and Tommy Moreno
– Tommy Moreno, Mark Salgado, and Coach Ian ran 10 miles on Saturday
– Thank you to Brett Ostrowski (@Sharpexposures) for the photos!
– 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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This Week at Dreamland Boxing (11/20/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (11/20/2021)
– Three nationally ranked boxers came by the gym for sparring with Mark Salgado and Tommy Moreno
– Tommy Moreno, Mark Salgado, and Coach Ian ran 10 miles on Saturday
– Thank you to Brett Ostrowski (@Sharpexposures) for the photos!
– 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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This Week at Dreamland Boxing

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (11/13/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (11/13/2021)
– Daisy Bamberger (10X Nat’l Champ) and Samuel Torres (7X Champ) came by for sparring (@therea10ne, @teamtrouble1, @daisybamberger)
– Sandra and Dominic were unable to be matched this Saturday
– 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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This Week at Dreamland Boxing 11-06-2021

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (11/06/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (11/06/2021)
– Steve “Too Much” Johnson (Elite Nat’l Champ), Kristian Vasquez, and Daisy Bamberger (10X Nat’l Champ) came by for sparring
– Happy birthday Coach Luis!
-The Dreamland Boxing team ran up Mt Umunhum
– 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

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