From rugby to boxing. From weighing 160 kilos to 91 in his last fight. Darío “Levadura” Alcapán changed his life and all thanks to sports, since
From rugby to boxing. From weighing 160 kilos to 91 in his last fight. Darío “Levadura” Alcapán changed his life and all thanks to sports, since when obesity was mistreating his body he made a firm decision to get closer to lose weight.
“I started rugby at the age of 14 with 160 kilograms and I reached first class, I was even in the Austral youth team”Darío tells PDC.
About this stage of his life, he says: “I liked it a lot and in turn I learned a lot. Apart from that, you get tough with the subject of hitting yourself and that. the schedules did not give me”.
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At 17, Darío changed the icing on the cake for gloves. One day he went to the municipal gym No. 2 to train with Quique Zenit and never left the ring again.
Some time later he moved to La Fabrica -currently the Commodore Boxing Club- with the remembered Juan “Moro” Fernández, whom he defines as his great teacher.
About his beginnings in boxing and how he got there, “Levadura” remembers. “I started boxing for a matter of time and comfort. The weight loss was much faster because boxing has more cardiovascular training than rugby. After a few years I was able to debut.”
In his category, “Levadura” quickly stood out for his strong punch and became national champion three times in two different divisions. One of them in 2014 in San Luis, which gave him the chance to reach be part of the national amateur boxing team “Los Cóndores”.
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In addition to representing the country, sport allowed Darío to travel and get to know different places and cultures. With the Argentine team he fought six times: Russia, Venezuela x 2, Italy, Puerto Rico and Poland. His friend and promoter Martín Décima helped him a lot to give him the chances he had. Now, they wait together for the possibility of being able to debut in the rented field.
“My professional debut is something that I have been kneading for a long time with work and dedication. And the time has come. High performance can be done in the south. Maybe it gets a little complicated with sparring, but we manage with what we have, although it shouldn’t be like that”, admitted the boxer who represents the Comodoro Boxing Club.
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The boxer trains in the morning and in the afternoon. If the competition is approaching and it is necessary to lose weight, he has no problem putting in a triple shift, because it is what he loves and enjoys. Apart from going to the CBC, he also attends the Methodological Cabinet of the Commodore Sports Autarchic Entity. And soon he will add swimming in the municipal pool to his routine.
Beyond the love for sport, Five months ago Darío experienced one of the most beautiful feelings in life: together with his wife they were parents of Ema Valentina. The arrival of her daughter changed her life and she enjoys every day.
“Levadura” is happy for this present and thanks: “my wife for giving me my daughter, my father, my protective sisters and God for not letting go of my hand. Also to my promoter Martín Décima, my physical trainer Víctor Maldonado and my colleagues from the Comodoro Boxing Club”, sentenced the boxer from Comodoro who started in the sport to lose weight, and now wants to become professional.