Fight Club


Londy Sagastume focuses on the Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles.

Welcome to Documentary Profiles. The documentaries are segments where reporters cover a variety of issues. Team reporters conduct multiple interviews with individuals, groups, businesses, or organizations in Los Angeles County. In this segment Londy Sagastume focuses on a local Los Angeles fight gym called Westside Boxing Club.

Juan Eric Arias, who is an amateur boxer at the gym talks about how the boxing is more than a hobby, and how the boxing club is more like a family. Trainer Gabriel Rivas mentions that he became a trainer because because he didn’t want to compete, and that he realized his passion for teaching. He also discusses his training techniques and style.

Professional fighter Nick Arce talks about how he started training as a youth, and how it lead to a career in boxing. Robert Arce shares how he supports his brother Nick’s career. Gabriel Avila is a boxing fan that says he still enjoys boxing, although the popularity of has declined due to the rise of Mixed Martial Arts. Brought to you by Pierce College.

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