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Alfonso Buol, a 7th grader at Wahoo Middle School, has been boxing since he was seven years old.

Buol Boxes His Way to Regionals

WMS Student Has Been Boxing Since Age 7

Wahoo Middle School 7th grader Alfonso Buol isn’t shy when asked why he loves boxing: “It is fun knowing that you can fight and it’s legal.” 

During a recent bout, Fremont Boxing Club coaches Brian and Rob offer instructions between rounds to Alfonso.

Buol quickly added that the sport he has been a part of for the last four years and includes his father, uncles and his brother, teaches him self-discipline and keeps him in top physical shape.

Alfonso is a member of the Fremont Boxing Club, a gym in which he trains three days a week for two hours each day. A typical practice involves a three-mile run, hundreds of sit-ups, jumping rope, hitting the heavy and speed bags and lots of sparring. The 90-lb. fighter has four coaches – Ival, Larry, Brian and Rob – and respects them all very much.

As the young boxer prepares for his next bout, a regional tournament in Des Moines on January 10, Buol knows that he will be facing some tough competition, but, aside from a few butterflies when he enters the ring, Alfonso is very confident and well prepared.

Alfonso, in the blue trunks, throws an uppercut against Jose Jacobo of Pop’s Gym in Grand Island. The match took place on December 6, 2008 in Fremont.

He’ll stretch and warm-up while listening to Nelly’s “Heart of A Champion”. Once he steps inside the ropes, he’ll say a quick prayer, salute the crowd and then take his place in the center of the ring for the pre-fight instructions. When the bell sounds, this dynamic fighter will come out swinging!

Good luck, Alfonso!

Buol Boxes His Way to Regionals

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