Villa-Parke Boxer to Compete at National Championships

Published : Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 12:32 PM

David Mijares

Pasadena resident and Olympic hopeful David Mijares, junior middle weight, is scheduled to compete in the National Golden Gloves Championships May 11 through 16 in Las Vegas after capturing the state title at the California Golden Gloves State Championships April 11 in Visalia.

Mijares, 19, attends Santa Monica College and has trained with Villa-Parke Community Center’s head boxing coach Fausto De La Torre since 2010.

If Mijares wins the national title, he could qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympic trials. If he qualifies at the Olympic trials, he will be eligible to compete as part of the U.S. Olympic Team.

For more information about David Mijares and the Villa-Parke Community Center Boxing Program, contact Fausto De La Torre at (626) 744-6531.




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