USA Boxing – Junior Olympics hits 209

By boxingdc 11 April, 2018

  Original Article By: By DENNIS D. CRUZ Oakdale High School will be the venue for the 2018 Central California Association, LBC 46 USA Boxing Junior Olympics. Talented amateur boxers from the state of California will be competing in the ring for a two-day tournament for Team USA on April 21 and 22.   This will be the first time that the Boxing Junior Olympics will be held in the 209 area code and boxing fans can thank the folks at The Boxing Development Center in Oakdale. The club opened its doors in late 2017 and has made a major impact in the area in that little time.   “The community really took to the idea of Oakdale hosting the Junior Olympics,” said Coach Leo Pagcaliuagan.   Coach Leo and his partner Alfredo Perez traveled to Fresno in late January to submit a bid to have Oakdale host the event. President Frank Aleman was impressed with the number of signatures gathered in support and the quick impact that The Boxing Development Center has made in Oakdale and granted approval for the event to be hosted locally in April.   “We were very excited when we got the approval,” Coach Leo noted. […]


By boxingdc 21 October, 2017

  The New Year, 2018, will be starting off on a strong note for the recently opened The Boxing Development Center. In November of 2017 the doors opened for the facility and welcomed Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton for a meet and greet and sparing event. On Jan. 1, 2018 Oakdale welcomes in amateur boxing champion Marc Castro.   Castro is a Fresno native and at the age of 18 has accomplished more than most boxers will in their careers. Castro is a two-time World Champion; 13-time National Champion; 2015 Junior World Champion and 2014 and 2015 National Junior Olympic Gold Medalist.   Castro holds a record of 114-6 and began boxing at the age of four. He is a member of Team USA Boxing and is looking to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. In 2017 he was named Inside The Ropes Amateur Boxer of the Year.   Castro will be at The Boxing Development Center on Monday at 2 p.m. for a meet and greet where he will sign autographs, speak with attendees as well as spar. Ana Julaton will also return to the facility on Wednesday, Jan. 3 for training, continuing through Jan. 5.   2018 appears to be […]