December 2022 – Samir Navarro

Congratulations to Samir, who is December’s Contender of the Month! What a way to finish the year!

Samir has been with us for about a year, and always brings a hardworking and friendly attitude to class.

Check out our Q and A with him below.

Q: Tell us about how you began coming to Contenders, and why you started boxing?

A: Boxing fan since the days of De la Hoya and have always wanted to try it.

Q: What is your favourite thing about being a Contender?

A: Practice makes perfect. And I try to be consistent every week.

Q: You are very consistent in coming to class. How do you stay motivated in your boxing journey?

A: There’s a competitive vibe in Contenders and I don’t want to fall behind.

Q: What is your favourite class to take, or if you don’t have a favorite class what class is the most challenging?

A: Advanced Boxing. There is much more to boxing than just punching a bag. And to quote Chong Li from Bloodsport, “Very good, but brick not hit back”. So in Advanced boxing, you really get a sense of what it feels like to jump in the ring.

Q: What advice would you give to someone new to boxing?

A: Be patient and take it slow.

Q: Do you have any specific goals you are working towards either in boxing/fitness or life?

A: Improve my cardio and, of course, try to knock down a bag.

Q: Besides boxing, what do you enjoy doing?

A: Eating junk food.

Q: …And lastly, tell us something people would be surprised to learn about you?

A: I don’t know how to use chopsticks.

author: Contenders Training

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