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the caucetera boxing school that draws the future of the kids

in a corner of caucete and in the depths of a house a lot of illusions come together. Little giants that form little ones and put on their glove


in a corner of caucete and in the depths of a house a lot of illusions come together. Little giants that form little ones and put on their gloves. Teacher Gustavo’s Box School has that, more than a training is to be able to get the boy off the street. The passion that he practiced for years led him to have his place and today give that space to those who come from below and want to get there. An escape and containment. Hard work, perseverance and with individual goals: that of getting into the ring to be as such or start sparring for a Rocky moviethe thousands of dreams that began willingly or unintentionally in that patio of Professor Díaz’s house. On Boxer’s Day, a visit from San Juan time to the training of the little ones.

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House on Santa María de Oro, inside the Area II neighborhood, a few blocks from the entrance to Caucete. A narrow corridor that gave you a trip to a boxing school. More than 30 guys warming up with aerobic work to then do the intense part and start sparring the bags: “I’ve had this gym in the back of my house for 5 years. We use it for containment and to compete. Here guys come who have a lot of problems and this is a way to get rid of them for a little while“.

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“We have kids who come to tell us about their problems many times and that also makes us psychologists. We always try to contain them” “We have kids who come to tell us about their problems many times and that also makes us psychologists. We always try to contain them”

Containment and the dream to come: the caucetera boxing school that draws the future of the kids

Gustavo attends the gym with his wife — and his son, who together train the boys who come from the outskirts of Caucete: “Here we have had many boys who have had problems with addictions, not just drugs, but not also alcohol, just like overweight boys. Boxing helped them get ahead“.

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The boxing school teaches 6 to 13 yearsreferring to a different type of boxing and for that age range: “They practice what is hit, shadow, bag and mitt. They do arabic and always without contact. Then we have boys and girls aged 14 and up who do compete.”

Inside the patio, each one concentrated on training and focused on a dream, the teacher promptly pointed to one, who expresses every day and has the clear idea that led him to fall boxing and who has as a figure: “I like the Mexican Canelo (Álvarez) because of his punch and his defense. Boxing is my passion and I started in this because I saw a Rocky movie and said ‘I want to do that’. I would like to be like Canelo one day. I dream of great with arriving”said the little Laurean.

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angelsone of the girls in training, stated: “I am passionate about this. Boxing frees me, it amuses me, it gives me peace and tranquility, it also helps me in self-defense. The example I have is that of my friend Ariana, who no longer comes, and since I started I want to be like She is my role model.”

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For their part, the youngest were also inside the gym. bastianon behalf of them, assured that he has been in the world of non-contact boxing for a year and that his favorite part is aerobics.

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Finally and referring to the containment that sport always has, teacher Gustavo Díaz assured: “Many times we feel that problems close the doors on us, but we have to know how to listen, because in one way or another they are asking us for help, so as we have already been through similar states, we try to give back to the children what that life and boxing gave me”.

WHY IS BOXER’S DAY CELEBRATED IN ARGENTINA?

On September 14, 1923, the Argentine Luis Ángel Firpo lost by knockout, in the second round, against Jack Dempsey, one of the best boxers in history, in New York. The show, which brought together more than 85,000 spectators, became the most important milestone in the history of national boxing, which gave rise to the Argentine Boxer’s Day.

At that time, boxing shows were banned and they were practiced in an amateur way. The exhibitions, scarce in themselves, were clandestine. After the presentation of Firpo in the United Stateswhich made sport visible in Latin America, in our country the legal practice of the discipline was allowed.