A Quick Peak Inside World Crown Training Center and Their Fighters
It’s about 1:15pm here at the Powerhouse Gym in Oxnard, CA as the morning crowd has diminished to a few midday had core fitness enthusiasts and it’s about the same time most of the staff here gets their pump on.
So, what makes this day so special? Well, this is not just any gym…this is the gym that houses the World Crown Sports training center which trains some of the best boxers in the world.
It’s around this time of the day that our world class boxers start rolling in for their midday training session. About 1:30pm….top heavyweight contender Mark De Mori comes strolling through the door full of life and energy, with a look of inspiration in his eyes, ready to start his training for the day. Mark greets all the members of the staff with a big smile, gratitude and humbleness and heads on up the stairs to begin his warm up on the bike before heading down to the training center for a long and hard conditioning workout.
A few minutes later….Alfonso Gomez from the hit TV Show “The Contender” rolls through the door smiling from ear to ear, enthusiastic about being here. Alfonso always goes out of his way to say hello to everyone when he comes in and when he leaves. It’s usually this time of day that I am training myself and Alfonso has on every occasion went out of his way, walked across the gym to say hello and shake my hand. If you didn’t see “The Contender” TV show, then you missed how much he inspired everyone on that show, even his rivals, the very people that were competing against him to win the show were truly inspired by Alfonso…..two words, “Class Act”! If you did see the show, then you know what I am talking about……and believe me, that was no acting gig! What you’ve seen on the TV show is just a small part of who this gentlemen really is!
Next comes Victor Cayo bouncing through the door. Again, making sure
that he greets everyone with respect, smiles and handshakes….Victor is full of energy and ready to get down to business as he runs up the stairs, jumps on the bike and gets ready for a great day of training. Victor may not have been on a hit TV show or have a world title (yet), but this guy is young, he trains hard, he inspires others around him and you will know of him in due time! Victor is one of the best up and coming boxers this year and he will indeed be well known in the very near future….so, remember that name “Victor Cayo”!
Last but not least, here comes WBC champion Sergio Martinez…..arguably one of the best fighters in the world. He is going to have a chance to prove that indeed when he faces Kelly Pavlik on April 17th, bumping up a weight class to claim yet another world title! Sergio, like the rest leads by example. He comes in very humble, full of life and energy greeting all the staff members at the gym before he dashes for the stairs to get warmed up next to his team! When Sergio walks in to the gym, the already high level of energy and enthusiasm sky rockets about 100 times what it was. His demeanor, humbleness, inspiration and fellowship with his other teammates is truly amazing to see and experience. The impact that Sergio alone has on his teammates who are all training for upcoming fights will likely pay off for them.
Wow, that’s quite a day in the gym; imagine though, it’s like this every day! The World Crown Sports training team not only has some of the best fighters in the world that exude first class characteristics, but you can certainly tell where the fighters get it from. Leading by example is certainly the World Crown Sports way. A truly first class organization filled with passion, enthusiasm, humbleness, gratitude and a hard work ethic! The owners and trainers are truly selfless individuals who are all here for the boxers….it’s not about them, it’s “ALWAYS” about the fighters!
Well, until next time when we take a deeper look inside the actual training center during the training session….see ya!