By Melissa Moore-Randall
It was fight night for Revereâ€™s own Pedro Rodriguez Bedoya and Elias Ruiz Arevalo who participated in their first USA Boxing sanctioned title bout.
Coach Greg Vendetti was in the corner throughout the night as Elias went the distance with another debut fighter out of Bernardo Boxing but lost in a split decision. Pedro was stopped in the first by some hard charger from Nolan Bros. Boxing.
According to Revere Boxing and Outreach founder, RPD Officer Joe Singer, â€œIt is the Saturday night of the last weekend of summer. Our kids made the decision to stay above the influence, out of the streets, and in their respective neighborhood gyms bettering themselves. When I tell you how proud I am of all of these kids, itâ€™s an understatement. Iâ€™m proud to be a part of this boxing community. All of the coaches, trainers, and everyone who supports this movement are saving lives. Great fights, looking forward to the New Englands next month.â€
Revere Boxing will offer a free After School Program for the 2023-2024 school year. The gym will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30pm – 4:00pm for students in Grades 7-12 & 4:00pm-5:00pm for Grades 4,5,6. Tuesdays will be the all female class taught by April Feeney. Thursdays will be sparring (coachâ€™s discretion) and Fridays from 2:30pm – 4:30pm will be conditioning and a 4:30pm – 5:00pm Club Clean Up.
Revere Boxing Outreach is registered with USA Boxing, which recognizes that the process for training and motivating athletes will vary with each coach, trainer, and athlete, but it is nevertheless important for everyone involved in sport to support the use of motivational and training methods that avoid misconduct. USA Boxing falls under and complies with the U.S. Center for SafeSportâ€™s SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement
The classes offered by Revere Boxing Outreach require that all athletes take ownership of their progress, training, and personal success. All boxing classes are taught in a large-group setting, requiring athletes to display safe, responsible, independent abilities. With guidance from their coach, athletes are expected to follow a guided warm-up and independently complete a circuit-style training program within a whole-group setting.
To ensure the safety and well-being of all athletes, all participants must demonstrate the ability to follow directives in a large-group setting, complete self-guided training circuits created by their coach(s), and advocate for the safety of themselves and others in a variety of physical (i.e. strength and endurance drills) settings. At this time, small group and/or one-to-one boxing classes are not available.
Revere Boxing Outreach is a nonprofit organization designed to uplift the youths and families in the city of Revere. Revere Boxing Outreach creates a safe and welcoming environment under the guidelines of the USA Boxing Athlete and Non-Athlete Code of Conduct and USA Boxingâ€™s Safesport Police Handbook, which focuses on recognizing, reducing, and responding to misconduct in sport. In collaboration with USA Boxing, Revere Boxing Outreach endeavors to teach all participants the character, confidence, and focus they need to become resilient and diverse champions, both in and out of the ring.
If you would like more information about the boxing program, you can email them at [email protected].