Training fit for a champ

Boxing buddies. Roque and Marcial frequents the boxing ring for a full body workout.

Boxing buddies. Roque and Marcial frequents the boxing ring for a full body workout.

Regarded as a sport too violent for a woman’s delicate taste, people more often than not, expect her to observe at the ringside.  Thus, it’s surprising to know that women comprise almost 60 percent of those who box at Elorde Gym in Gilmore, San Juan.

Perhaps it is a sensation brought about by the spectacular bouts of Manny Pacquiao which gave the sport its current appeal.  Or, maybe it’s due to the fact that one can lose as much as 1,000 calories after a one hour session making boxing the new fitness regimen of choice.

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